Road conditions improve, but slick spots possible

Snow fell across northern Alabama through Thursday evening and caused several problems on area roadways.

Police reported slick conditions in Huntsville and surrounding areas that caused accidents.

A few early morning flurries are likely, but no accumulation is expected. Road conditions are improving Friday morning, but a few isolated slick spots will remain possible until temperatures get back above freezing by mid-morning.

Due to icy road conditions, some schools are delaying opening. To see school delays, click here.

Madison Police said elevated areas of the roads have been sanded and will remain open. They ask that everyone drive safely and use caution.

So far, there are no road closures in Huntsville.

The Colbert County EMA said  the county and city addressed the roads Thursday night. They reported slick roads and icy patches Thursday night.

The DeKalb County EMA Director, Anthony Clifton, said  there were slick patches on bridges and overpasses. DOT, Public Works for the City and County treated problem areas throughout the night. They had four or five minor wrecks and urged residents to stay off the roads.

The Lauderdale County EMA/911 Director, George M Grabryan, Jr., said there were a number of roads in the city and county that were slushy Thursday evening.  He also said those conditions caused several wrecks in and around the city of Florence. City trucks and the Department of Transportation worked to treat the roads Thursday night.

The Lawrence County EMA said  Highway 20 and Highway 101 are icy.

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