BLOG: Road Conditions in the Tennessee Valley for Monday, January 8

The National Weather Service in Huntsville posted a Winter Weather Advisory for DeKalb and Jackson Counties in Northeast Alabama as well as Moore and Franklin Counties in Southern Tennessee through noon today.  A glaze of ice may develop in the higher elevations east of Huntsville: primarily Sand Mountain, Lookout Mountain, and Cumberland Mountain (Cumberland Plateau) through 7 AM Monday.  Some communities could see as much as 0.10″ to 0.20″ of ice accumulation along Lookout Mountain in particular.

WHNT News 19 has you covered with the latest information for your morning commute:

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From NWS: We are getting reports from Marshall County EMA of sleet in Grant, Albertville, and Boaz. Also mentioned that their is a mix of rain/freezing rain in Arab with icing occurring on trees, cars, but not the road.

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WHNT News 19 Viewer: Wrecks going down Scottsboro Mountain; roads are slick

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From NWS: Just received a report of some possible slick conditions on Governors Drive (431) southbound in between Monte Sano Blvd and Dug hill Road.

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WHNT News 19 Viewer: Brindlee Mountain in Morgan County is a “sheet of ice”

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Section Volunteer Fire Department:  UPDATE:
HIGHWAY 35 AND HIGHWAY 40 ARE IMPASSABLE! DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GO DOWN
THE MOUNTAIN AT THIS TIME. ALABAMA DOT IS WORKING ON THE SITUATION!

Highway 35 is shut down from Section to Scottsboro due to multiple
vehicles spun out and/or in the ditch. Please avoid this area.

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Fort Payne Police Department: Some of the roads in Fort Payne are already getting icy, especially on
the mountain. We are closing Beason Gap so please avoid this road.
Highway 35 and Scenic Road are also becoming icy and the street
department is responding to cover them at this time. Again drive
carefully and limit your driving if possible.

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WHNT News 19 Viewer: The Swearengin Community of Grand, specifically Babe Wright Rd & Swearengin Rd are a “solid sheet of ice.” 

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From Jackson County EMA: Please use extreme caution on the roadways this morning. Hwy 117, 40,
and 35 are glazed over. If you don’t have to travel this morning, please
don’t. More updates to come

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Huntsville Police: Southbound Governors Drive is closed at Monte Sano because of a wreck

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WHNT News 19 viewer: Dogwood, just south of Ft. Payne, has very slick roads

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From NWS: DEKALB AND JACKSON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS HAVE

RECEIVED NUMEROUS REPORTS OF ACCIDENTS DUE TO ICY CONDITIONS AND
ARE REQUESTING THAT ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL BE STRONGLY 
DISCOURAGED AT THIS TIME. 

ALL ROADS IN BOTH COUNTIES ARE DEEMED DANGEROUS AND IMPASSABLE 
PER LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.
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WHNT News 19 Viewer: County Road 17 in Jackson County is impassable because of ice

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Jackson Co Sheriff: everything east of TN River is icing over.

Jack knifed trailer on HWY 35 — blocking all 3 lanes of road.

Top of 35 and Top of 40 iced over

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From Marshall Co. EMA : Top of Martling Gap is slick. Verified report. Few others in Grant but No significant icing is occuring in Marshall County. A few slick spots. Swearingin road has reported as being a little icy. 

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WHNT News 19 Viewer: Wrecks on Highway 117 in front of Ider High School from ice roads

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From NWS: Local Storm Report by NWS HUN: 7 NNW Ider [Jackson Co, AL] emergency mngr reports FREEZING RAIN of E0.01 INCH
at 05:50 AM CST — highway 117 in jackson county is impassable due to
icy conditions from freezing rain. magnitude of freezing rain estimated.

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Local Storm Report by NWS HUN: Pine Ridge [Dekalb Co, AL] emergency mngr reports FREEZING RAIN of E0.01 INCH
at 05:50 AM CST — multiple roads in dekalb county are impassable due
to icy road conditions. amount of freezing rain is estimated.

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Jackson County Schools are also closed today, instead of the delay planned

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Marshall County EMA: there are a lot of erroneous/exaggerated reports of icing in Marshall County on social media right now. She stressed that as of now (7:30 AM), there are localized slick spots, especially near Grant, Boaz, and the far eastern border area with DeKalb County. However, roads are NOT impassable in Marshall County.

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Emergency crews say road conditions continue to improve across the Tennessee Valley.

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Local Storm Report by NWS HUN: Sewanee [Franklin Co, TN] law enforcement reports FREEZING RAIN of E0.04 INCH
at 06:45 AM CST — sewanee pd reported numerous accidents on hwy 41a
between sewanee and monteagle. estimated ice accumulation of a few
hundredths.

Maxie Gardner January 8, 201811:16 am

Mentone Resident: Highway 117 is moving slow with one lane of traffic being escorted. It’s starting to rain and not freeze.

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