Keeping track of Winter Weather: Effects and Road Closures Across North Alabama
The Alabama Emergency Management Agency issued Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories for counties north of I-20 due to significant winter impacts starting Sunday evening. Motorists are advised to avoid travel in snowy or icy conditions, and road conditions are expected to deteriorate with the onset of wintry precipitation.
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is monitoring state and federal highways and urges individuals to check road conditions on algotraffic.com or the ALGO traffic app.
The public is also advised to prepare vehicles with necessary supplies and exercise caution while driving.
In Huntsville and Madison County, preparations for severe winter weather include opening warming shelters and urging residents to prepare for power outages and slick roads.
The Huntsville Police Department and the Emergency Operations Center are monitoring local city roadways. For real-time road conditions, the public is encouraged to use the City Alert system, local media, and Huntsville’s social media platforms.
The Alabama Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining major highways and provides updates on their conditions.
This information highlights the extensive efforts by local and state authorities in Alabama to manage the impacts of severe winter weather, focusing on road safety and public well-being.