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Morning travel on North Alabama roads treacherous

North Alabama law enforcement and emergency officials are asking motorists to use extreme caution this morning due to the potential of black ice. If you do not have to be out on the roads this morning, please stay home.

Travel on roads and highways from Cullman County to the Tennessee state line has been deemed dangerous by officials. Some roads in the northern and northeastern parts of the state are impassable this morning.

For state highway conditions, visit https://algotraffic.com/.

Local, county and some state government offices have delayed openings today due to the hazardous driving conditions.

In Huntsville, Redstone Arsenal and the Marshall Space Flight Center are closed, except for essential personnel. Gate 9 is the only gate open.
The Athens Street Department has sanded some bridges and streets, and helped the East Limestone area, but warns motorists that streets are slick in some areas in the city and county.
The Jackson County Emergency Management Agency said all roads are impassable at this time. Road conditions will not improve until temperatures are above freezing.
The Brindlee Mountain Fire Department in Morgan County posted on Facebook: “The mountain on 231 is in pretty good shape it only has a few spots in the left lane northbound and southbound looks good. The area from Morgan City at the county line to the top of the mountain is solid ice but traffic is moving. It doesn’t look like it has been salted.”
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office reported a majority of roads on Grant Mountain are impassable. The office advises residents to stay home if possible.
In Huntsville, elevated portions of Memorial Parkway, I-565 and Research Park Boulevard have reopened, but are down to one lane in each direction. All other road closures remain in place.

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