Road Crews Face Double Whammy Of Winter Weather

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MADISON, Ala.(WHNT)-It's been a very busy day for road crews across north Alabama, who are now trying to regroup for a much bigger threat on Wednesday.

It was all hands on deck at Madison Public Works, where road crews spent several hours treating several icy spots across town. A large chunk of Zierdt Road and overpasses on Hughes and County Line Roads were among the more problematic locations. But everyone knew that was likely just the warmup.

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"It could get really dicey," said Madison Public Works spokesman Mike Gentle. "We got our snowplows hooked up, ready to go...If we're getting up to five inches of snow, what we had today, that's five inches more. That's quite a bit of snow. If it starts coming down hard we'll have to stand down a little bit because it would just be futile to clear snow and have it just come right back down behind us."

A state of emergency remains in effect for all of Alabama at this hour. Motorists are asked to stay off the roads due to the threat of black ice this evening and Wednesday's incoming winter storm. Up to eight inches of snow could fall in parts of northeast Alabama, with two to four inches expected in metro Huntsville.

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