Roads Still Icy in Spots; Many Churches Canceling or Delaying Services

| January 8, 2017 @ 7:55 am

Saturday was still a mess across the Birmingham metro area as well as almost all of I-20 east of the city.

The sun tried very hard to fix things, working in conjunction with plenty of dry air was sublimation. But shade and temperatures that never reached freezing conspired against the process.

Problems continued through the overnight hours and into the early morning, with most of the problems affecting I-65 south of Downtown, the Red Mountain Expressway and I-20.

Here is a look at Google Map with traffic as of 7:53 a.m. Of course, areas in orange and red probably have icy spots that are slowing people.

Many churches have wisely canceled their services or delayed them.

Things will slowly get better this morning with a good supply of sunshine. But temperatures will climb only slowly through the teens and twenties this morning, reaching freezing by noon.

And highs will only top out in the middle 30s, so there will still be problems in spots.

Be careful if you must drive.

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