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UPDATE Road conditions improving across the Tennessee Valley, I-65 moving again

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TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Getting around the Tennessee Valley is improving as of 11:30 a.m. There are still some problems on secondary and rural roadways.

Interstate 65 Moving – New as of 11:34 a.m.

Thousands of motorists were stranded on Interstate 65 for hours overnight Friday into Saturday.  Troopers from the Decatur Post say all lanes of I-65 are passable now.  But, traffic is moving very slow.  All wrecks have been moved to the side of the interstate.

To report traffic crashes or other emergencies to state troopers, motorists with cell phones may dial *HP (*47) toll-free.

Madison County

In Madison County, most roads are rapidly improving.  Highway 431 is now open.  Highway 72 east over Chapman Mountain is open but wet.   As of 10:30 a.m. rural roads in northeast Madison County in the Hurricane Creek and Gurley area were very wet with water ponding on the road and patches of slushy ice.  There were still some patches of ice.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says vehicles left abandoned in Madison County should be removed from roadways for public safety as soon as possible.

As of 10:21 a.m., the city of Madison reported while temperatures are rising and roadways are improving, they urged drivers to continue to exercise caution.  Some ice still stands on roads, especially under trees and shaded areas.  Slush on roads may cause problems as well.

Limestone County

As of 10:00 a.m. the Limestone County Emergency Management Agency reported all road conditions have improved and lifted the impassable road advisory for Limestone County roads and bridges.

County officials stated they cannot ensure the safety or conditions of all roads.  Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling.

Traffic on Highway 72 is moving better but some parts of the roadway are still slushy.  Use caution.

Streets in Athens are improving but there may still be some slick areas.

Morgan County

As of 11:48 a.m. the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reported that eastbound Highway 231 is causing the most trouble and has some slick spots. .

Around the Valley

Colbert County – As of 10 a.m., ice becoming slushy in various areas. Temperatures are rising slightly, however roads and bridges are icy and wet. Use caution.

Cullman County – Lacon & Battleground Mountain now open.  All roads are passable but be cautious of slick spots.

DeKalb County – The condition for all DeKalb County roads is improving with rising temperatures. The ice pack and snow is melting but there could still be some icy spots. Motorists are advised to drive with care.

Franklin County (AL) – As of 10 a.m., ice becoming slushy in various areas. Temperatures are rising slightly, however roads and bridges are icy and wet. Use caution.

Jackson County –  As of 10 a.m., the condition for all roads is improving with rising temperatures. The ice pack and snow is melting but there could still be some icy spots. Motorists are advised to drive with care.

Lauderdale County – As of 10 a.m., ice becoming slushy in various areas. Temperatures are rising slightly, however roads and bridges are icy and wet. Use caution.

Lawrence County – As of 10 a.m., ice becoming slushy in various areas. Temperatures are rising slightly, however roads and bridges are icy and wet. Use caution.

Lincoln County (TN) – Main roads are clear and passable.  Some secondary roads are still treacherous and should be avoided.

Marshall County – Roads are open and slowly improving.  Still icy and slushy.  Highways 431 and 69 have been treated but still may be slick in spots.

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