Roads remain slick in parts of the Tennessee Valley

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If you absolutely have to be on the roads today, you’re urged to use extreme caution on bridges and overpasses.

The weather is already responsible for one fatal accident.

We will keep a running list of road closures and conditions here. Keep in mind that the more elevated and rural sections of north Alabama often see freezing before places like Huntsville and Madison.

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Athens city: 

  • Public works crews will sand bridges around 4:30 p.m. Use caution if you drive near them while they are working.

DeKalb County:

  • Dekalb County EMA have declared all County roads to be impassable until conditions improve.
  • Beason Gap has been closed by the city of Fort Payne
  • Alabama Highway 35 near Powell, Alabama Highway 117 and 75 in Ider, County Road 50, County Road 81, and many other county roads are becoming covered in snow and slick in places.

Huntsville city: 

  • Madison County EMA reports that all State roads are now open.
  • Bankhead Parkway between Gaslight and Fearn St. is closed.
  • There are still icy spots on many roads.  Drivers please use extreme caution when traveling.

Jackson County:

  • Jackson County EMA not reporting any issues.

Limestone County:

  • Limestone County EMA advises that bridges and inclines have been treated but there could still be icy patches.  Most of the roads are ok for travel but still use caution when driving.

Madison city:

  • Snow is starting to stick to some roads, mainly bridges and portions of road with drainage pipes underneath.

Madison County:

  • The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says secondary roadways are becoming slick and slushy. It is advising you not to travel unless absolutely necessary.
  • Hwy 53 is becoming icy. One accident is already reported near Ardmore.
  • All county roads north of Hwy 72 are declared impassable.
  • All State roads are open.

Marshall County:

  • From Marshall Co. EMA – Beginning to get a few reports now of slush forming on some secondary County Roads. Cha-la-kee Road in Guntersville, Martling Gap Road, Oneonta Cut Off Road being reported as slush and getting slick. Bridge at Town Creek and parts of Hwy 227 are developing slick spots. Temperatures are below freezing and we anticipate roads to become more slick as they water on the roadways begin to freeze. Advising all Motorist to avoid travel for the rest of the night and into Saturday Morning as area roadways will become hazardous to travel on with Black Ice Forming!

Morgan County:

  • Sand trucks are being called to Union Hill Road (between Morgan City and Decatur) because of some slick spots.
  • The Morgan County EMA advises you to stay off the roads because of potential icing of roads.
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