Main Roads in Northeast Alabama Improved, But Others Still Icy

Posted on: 8:26 am, January 29, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:02pm, January 29, 2014

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.

Check the latest delays and closings for schools and businesses.

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.

DeKalb County

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.

Etowah County

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.

Jackson County

Watch our report from StormHunter 19 on conditions in Jackson County on Wednesday morning.

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.

Marshall County

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:

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  • Traffic was stalled going uphill on 431. Took 1.5 hours to reach the top. Cars were sliding back and forth, and many semi trucks were skidding down the other side.

  • Hwy 431 N from Attalla to Boaz (Photo: Tom Traynor)

  • Photo by Tony Carroll - showing the pickup line Tuesday morning at Albertville Primary School

  • Photo by Kristen McHenry, taken at Snead State Community College on Tuesday

  • Image from the Jack's Cam over Rainsville on Tuesday morning, on

  • Photo by Kayttiee Wright, taken on Highway 35 between Rainsville and Fort Payne

  • Photo by Jake Tijsma, of traffic stopped on Highway 35 between Rainsville and Fort Payne. We understand an 18-wheeler stalled on the mountain.

  • I-56 in DeKalb County on Tuesday morning - photo by Sharron Guinn

  • Photo by Haley Travis, taken near Henagar

  • Photo by Haley Travis, taken near Henagar

  • Snow in Marshall County on Tuesday morning

  • Side streets in Rainsville on Tuesday morning (Photo: Jennifer Tijsma)

  • Highway 75 in Rainsville on Tuesday morning (Photo: Jennifer Tijsma)

  • Photo by Juan Torchiro, Fort Payne

  • Owens Cross Roads, AL around 9am this morning.

  • Eva, AL

  • County Road 88 in Pisgah. Jackson County

  • Snow in Boaz, Alabama this morning.

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