LITTLEVILLE and RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In Colbert County where roads were treacherous all morning long, crews made headway in clearing them off. But that was after several drivers spun out on patches of ice and landed in the ditch. That was the case in Littleville on Highway 43. Authorities had to help a couple of motorists who lost control and slid off the pavement in the morning. Traffic along 43 had no choice but to slow down.
In Franklin County, authorities barricaded North Jackson Avenue at Hawthorne in Russellville to keep drivers from skidding off the road into the ditch. WHNT NEWS 19 was there to see several drivers drive around the barricades, only to get stuck in the ditches after sliding on ice. State and local crews continued to treat roads with salt, sand, and brine to get roads passable. However, it is still best to stay off the roads if at all possible, especially as another winter storm is forecast to hit Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, several children enjoyed sledding down hills in a laundry basket and making snow angels. They told us they were very glad school was cancelled so they could make snowmen and snow angels and enjoy the fluffy stuff.