Madison County road crews were ready to deal with icy roads

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NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) -- In the equipment yard at Madison County District One Thursday, crews prepared for the worst.

"We take every winter weather event seriously, because we know how important it is to keep roads open and safe for drivers," foreman Curtis Upton says.

Despite snow flurries and wet roads, dreaded ice did not prove to be a major issues at least along Madison County roadways. But crews did not take any chances.

"We have our trucks loaded down with sand and salt, we are ready to respond to any isolated icy that forms overnight," Upton added.

As of 8:30 Thursday evening, there were no major reports of icy conditions in Madison County and road surfaces were drying off from the snow earlier in the day.

Crews treated this weather event as a good practice for later this winter in the event of a major winter storm.

Despite the lack of reported icy conditions, drivers should use caution and reduce their speeds just to be safe, Upton said.