State Troopers Prepare Interstate For Winter Weather

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - According to Department of Public Safety authorities, January's nightmare on I-65 has not been ignored. They say the painful learning experience has them better prepared for what may lie ahead this weekend.

The Department of Public Safety has a plan in place to have state troopers along I-65 and other problem areas ahead of the potential weather event. They will communicate with the Department of Transportation as to what issues may arise and what areas are most affected.

"We know those trouble spots now. So, in terms of getting alternate routes and working those alternate routes, we'll have those them well prepared," said Curtis Summerville, with the Department of Public Safety. "If people need to get off the main road they'll know the alternate routes are a little bit better."

Summerville advises people to stay off the roads if they can. If you must drive on icy roads, come prepared. Bring blankets, water, food, and of course that phone charger in case for some reason you do get stuck.