Roads clear this morning, just watch for icy patches

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TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) - Roads are in much better shape Friday.  Most are clear thanks to the help we got from the sun yesterday.  You do want to watch out for icy spots, though, especially where snow got compacted and refroze overnight.  There's some slight black ice in a few spots.

Water on the road last night had the potential to refreeze overnight, but our crews haven't seen much of that, to be honest.  Main roads in the metro area are clear and open, including Interstate 565, Interstate 65, Memorial Parkway, Highway 431, Highway 231/Brindlee Mountain, Chapman Mountain, Green Mountain Road, Cecil Ashburn Drive and Governors Drive.

The only road closing we've seen is Bankhead Parkway, at Gaslight up the mountain.  There are barricades there. There may also be barricades up on rural roads that didn't see much traffic yesterday.

Our crew in Storm Hunter 19 is on the roads this morning and reports no trouble spots on main or secondary roads.  Check our live stream.

In Albertville, police report major thoroughfares are clear, including U.S. Highway 431 and Alabama Highway 75. There is snow and ice in some of the turn lanes and crossovers, and black ice is possible in some areas.  Secondary roadways within the city are relatively clear.

There is one trouble spot in Gadsden, if you're headed that way.  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency closed a portion of Interstate 59 early Friday morning to clear a few vehicles involved in a wreck.

Jackson County major roads are clear, according to the EMA.  Side roads may still be tough to travel on.

Marshall County Emergency Management officials tell us Highway 205 is closed from Spring Creek Drive up to    Pleasant Grove Road.   Wyeth Mountain Drive is also closed until further notice.

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Again, look out for icy patches wherever you drive today.  Be safe.

Watch WHNT News 19 This Morning until 7 a.m. for local news and road conditions.

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