Conditions Slowly Improving; Please Don’t Drive

| January 7, 2017 @ 11:26 am

LATE NOTE 1131
Highway 280 East is completely blocked at Lakeshore Parkway.

65 SB is completely blocked at Alford Avenue. Northbound traffic is crawling.

ORIGINAL POST

Sun is doing its job this morning, melting the ice on area roads, but many are still icy or slushy. Hills and shady areas are still a huge problem.

Conditions are slowly improving and road closures are beginning to be lifted. Jackknifed trucks are being removed and traffic is beginning to move at some of the major chokepoints.

But officials are urging everyone to stay put for now.

All major highways in the Birmingham metro have ice on them. I-20 is a big issue, especially between I-459 and Moody and again at Cook Springs.

Stay home until the sun and dry air have a chance to do their work.

Temperatures are warming into the middle 20s in the I-20 Corridor, but it is still 19F at Cullman.

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