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Update: Road Closures County by County - Thursday

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The short answer to the roads - they haven't changed much in 24 hours.

If they were impassable and ice-packed Thursday with abandoned cars - they remain that way today. However sand trucks are getting out there.


In Bibb County, roads remain impassable. County officials are checking them now.(11:30 am)



In Blount County, Oneonta has opened primary roads in city limits, AL 75 and US Highway 231 are opened and well-traveled but secondary roads are closed. In the rest of the county everything is open except Valley Grove Road, runs off 75 up to Pine Mountain. some secondary roads, snow-covered never hit with sunshine if have to travel use extreme caution.



In Calhoun County - county maintained roads are still impassable. These three roads have been officially closed by the county engineer:

     -Cotaquilla Road from Whites Gap to Highway 9.

     -Whites Gap Road from Whites Gap SE to Hollingsworth Road

     -Bains Gap Mountain Road

The roads in Oxford, Jacksonville and Weaver remain closed.

Anniston will open its roads at noon. Peidmont opened its roads at 9.

I-20 is moving slowly and cautiously.



In Cherokee County, roads are still iced over, no closings, urging caution. The county does have abandoned vehicles on various roads but state troopers are handling them.



In Chilton County, everything looks good bill all roads are open. While there are some icy spots, county officials continue to put sand on bridges. Traffic is flowing well up I-65 and US 31.



In Clay county, the roads are better but are still impassable in a lot of places. The EMA wasn’t specific which roads. It is advising if you don’t have to travel, don’t.



In Coosa County, as 2:30 pm, all county roads still closed. State and federal highways have ice on them. Officials are waiting for temps to thaw out and State DOT to evaluate roads.




In Cullman, according to the Sheriff’s Office, everything fine. There are no abandoned vehicles due to the weather.



In Fayette County, the roads are fine - no troubles.



In Green County, roads are clear.



In Pickens County, all roads are open.



In St. Clair County, a look at the roads city by city from the EMA:

Hwy 231 North Pell City to Ashville is impassable.

DO NOT TRAVEL ON 174 FROM PELL CITY TO ODENVILLE. IT IS IMPASSABLE AND VERY DANGEROUS.

Ashville Road Conditions - South of 231 on Hwy 11-Impassable,
North of 231 on Hwy 11-Patches of Ice (Travel with extreme Caution),
231 South-Impassable

Margaret - Sanie Rd is still iced over in numerous spots and vehicles in the road. All other roads are passable with patches of ice. Proceed with caution.

Ragland - Macedonia Mountain-Impassable

Riverside - Hwy 78 from Pell City to East of the Railroad Bridge-Very Icy (Travel with extreme caution)
Junction of Hwy 78/I-20-Icy (Travel with extreme Caution)
Depot Street-Patches of Ice (Travel with extreme caution)
Haven Circle-Impassable
McKesie Street-Impassable (between Depot St./Sprayberry)
Sprayberry Street-Patches of Ice (Travel with extreme caution)
KOA Road-Passable (Travel with Caution)
Creekridge Drive (Highland Subdivision)-Passable (Travel with Caution)
I-20 (Riverside Exit to the River Bridge Eastbound-Center land clear (Travel slow)

Springville:
The following roads are closed: Aderholt, Mtn. View Rd, Murphree Valley, Spring Street and Village Springs Rd. Other roads are passable with patches of ice, proceed with caution

Interstates:
I-20 E&W traffic moving very slowly. Proceed with caution.
I-59 N&S open. Proceed with caution



In Shelby County, Roads are still impassable in many locations and remain closed to regular traffic.  Shelby County Sheriff's deputies are responding to all emergency calls as quickly as possible but hazardous roadway conditions and blocked roadways due to cars left on the roadway continue to hamper our response.  Vehicles cannot safely travel due to icing and impede the travel of emergency vehicles responding to calls. Do not attempt to drive on roadways until conditions improve.



In Talledega County, The City of Talladega will open roads at 10:00 AM
City of Sylacauga and Lincoln will open roads at Noon. They’re advising to drive safely and watch out for icy patches, especially in shady areas and areas that have not received a lot of sunlight.




In Tuscaloosa County the only problems are roads with steep hills. These areas remain closed:
-Woodland Forest Drive near the fire station.

-Jug Factory Road off McFarland Blvd.

-Toll Bridge (Joe Mallisham Parkway)



In Walker County, All roads have been open since Wednesday afternoon however still advising in southern part of county to be cautious.



From the Alabama EMA – The state remains in a level 2 state of emergency. Things are improving as temps rise above freezing until it re-freezes tonight. Eight Shelters remain open around the state with 100 people. There are 10 warming stations open. Alabama Power is reporting 2377 without electricity.

"Task Force Jefferson" is supporting the effort to remove vehicles from the road. Since last night, 55 vehicles have been removed from I-20 & 65. The National Guard is using heavy wreckers to move cars off the interstates. Once this initial task is complete, they will move to secondary roads in cities.

There were 5 casualties to storm, 54 injuries. Eleven hundred-80 state employees including the National Guard are still mobilized. All school children are home.


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