Slick Spots Out There on the Highways Due to Freezing Fog; Please Use Caution if Driving

| January 13, 2021 @ 8:14 am

There have been several accidents reported on the highways this morning across the Birmingham Metropolitan Area along with slick spots. Temperatures are still below freezing, so those slick spots may be there for a couple hours more. Please be careful when driving and give yourself plenty of time to get to where you are headed.

A Freezing Fog Advisory continues until 9:00 am for Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Marion, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston counties in Central Alabama.

A Freezing Fog Advisory continues until 9:00 am for Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties.

* WHAT…Visibility below one half mile at times due to freezing fog and low clouds.

* WHERE…Northwest two thirds of Central Alabama, generally along and northwest of Interstate 85.

* WHEN…Until 9 AM CST this morning.

* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility and potential frost on bridges.

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you. Also, be alert for frost on bridge decks causing slippery roads.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Winter Weather

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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