Local Area Emergency – Etowah County

| December 15, 2010 @ 3:50 pm | 16 Replies

ALC055-160400-

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
346 PM CST WED DEC 15 2010

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE ETOWAH COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.

ICY ROAD CONDITIONS HAVE DEVELOPED ACROSS THE COUNTY. OVER THE PAST
HOUR…MANY ROADS HAVE BECOME EXTREMELY TREACHEROUS…AND DRIVING
CONDITIONS ARE BECOMING DANGEROUS.

NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED AT THIS TIME ACROSS THE
ENTIRE COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

ONLY TRAVEL ON AREA ROADWAYS IF ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY OR IF THERE
IS AN EMERGENCY.

IF YOU HAVE TO DRIVE…USE EXTREME CAUTION AS THIS IS A DANGEROUS
AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION.

HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS.
TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE ABOVE FREEZING BY 10 PM.

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