Road Closures Being Reported in North Alabama; Advisory Expanded

| January 8, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Much of the North and Central Alabama areas are seeing precipitation at this point on your Monday morning, but so of what you see on radar is turning into trouble up in the northeastern parts of the state.

Temperatures are currently at the freezing mark in Huntsville, Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Albertville, and Gadsden.

The Winter Weather Advisory has been expanded to include Blount, St. Clair, and Talladega counties due to icing being reported on bridges in northern and central Blount County. Temperatures are hovering around the freezing mark, so the advisory for these counties may only last until 8:00 AM.

Reports have come in about driving conditions up in Dekalb County throughout the entire county. The Dekalb County EMA has deemed all roads impassable effective immediately.

Local EMAs are requesting to the media outlets to report that all roads in Dekalb and Jackson counties have been deemed impassible. All motorists must stay off of the roads in these counties, except for emergency personnel.

An accident was reported earlier in Sand Rock (Cherokee County) due to icy roads. Highway 68 West going down the mountain into Collinsville has been closed.

Sleet has been reported in Marshall County with slick conditions on Governor’s Drive in between Monte Sano Boulevard and Dug Hill Road.

Sleet has been reported in other locations throughout the area, but no problems at this point.

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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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