Main Roads in Northeast Alabama Improved, But Others Still Icy
TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Conditions have improved on many main roads in northeast Alabama, but there’s still plenty of ice and snow on secondary and county roads.
Most of the problems Tuesday were in Marshall, DeKalb and Etowah counties. Some roads in Jackson County were also problematic. Here are updated details for Wednesday. Road crews have been out all day working to treat many of these areas.
The DeKalb County EMA reports County Road 85, going up Sand Mountain, is very icy. Please use extreme caution. Watch our report from Storm Hunter 19 about conditions on Sand Mountain.
County Roads 81 and 83, going up Lookout Mountain, is also very icy.
County Road 27 going up Sand Mountain is very icy as well.
The Etowah County EMA says main roads are open, but you may come across ice.
All secondary roads are still icy.
Interstate 59 and U.S. Highway 431 are open, however, coming off Sand Mountain down to Attalla, U.S 431 is icy in many spots. The EMA asks if you don’t have to go that way, please don’t. If you do, please slow down and use extreme care.
Highway 117 is open is but treacherous from Henagar to Mentone.
Highway 71 has several icy patches on it.
County Road 49 from Section toward Buck’s Pocket to Highway 67 is extremely icy.
County Road 110 through Langston, all the way to Highway 227, is very icy.
County Road 77 is closed.
The only road closed in Marshall County is Wyeth Mountain Road.
All U.S. highways and state roads are in good shape, according to Anita McBurnett, Marshall County EMA Director. There are a few icy spots in shady locations.
County secondary roads have improved. There are still some that have ice patches and some that still have the snow/ice cover. Everyone should use caution on these secondary roads.
City side streets have also improved, McBurnett said. A few still have icy patches, so please slow down and use caution.
Several parking lots may still be covered in ice, so caution is advised as people exit their cars are try to walk across them.
Pictures from Tuesday, Jan. 28: