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Road conditions across north Alabama

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Crews worked to clear North Memorial Parkway early Thursday morning. Crews worked to clear North Memorial Parkway early Thursday morning.
Barricades were put in place on ramps leading to elevated roadways. Barricades were put in place on ramps leading to elevated roadways.
NORTH ALABAMA (WAFF) -

There are several reports of heavy snow and slush covering the majority of roads in north Alabama. Travel conditions are hazardous but should improve throughout the day as temperatures rise. The Department of Transportation recommends motorists avoid travel until noon.

Madison County/Metro area

Alabama State Troopers Huntsville Post: The roads are slowly clearing and becoming passable. Still, there are reports of ice refreezing on major and secondary roads. Alabama State Troopers have responded to several crashes, with still more being reported. Interstates are passable but not without problem areas. Troopers continue to patrol, monitor and respond to trouble spots affected by ice, and ALDOT has been notified of these locations. Troopers strongly urge motorists to drive with caution.

Cecil Ashburn is closed.

Bankhead Parkway (from Gaslight to Fearn) is closed and barricades are in place.

Eastview Drive from Hughes Road to Slaughter Road closed.

Green Mountain road is shut down. 

Colbert County - EMA says they've received calls about ice problems on Hwy 43. Crews are on their way to retreat them now.

Cullman County EMA - roads passable, public asked to delay travel as late as possible.

DeKalb County EMA - all major highways are now passable. However, secondary roads and Back roads are still consider hazard. They are asking the public to please stay off the roads until at least noon.

Franklin County EMA - roads are passable only if you use extreme caution. They are advising people wait until noon to get out. 

Lauderdale County EMA - Florence Police report significant icing on Huntsville Road between Florence Blvd and Cox Creek Parkway.

Lawrence County EMA says main roads are passable. Back roads in the area are still wet and slippery. They're asking people to use caution on those roads.

Limestone County - According to the EMA highways and highly traveled roads are passable. However, the back roads are still dangerous. There are reports of people sliding still on some of the back roads. People are being asked not to travel on the back roads until later this afternoon. I-65 near the AL/TN state line is backed up due to a dozen stalled 18-wheelers.

Marshall County EMA says major highways and state highways are passable, but has a lot of slush on them. Back roads and side streets still have snow on them. EMA is worried about re-freezing overnight and the possibility of black ice.

Morgan County EMA director advises roads have deteriorated and should be considered dangerous and nearly impassable.

Jackson County EMA says roads are "treacherous," most are snow covered and impassable. Travel recommended after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Click the link to get the latest information on road conditions across the state from ALDOT - http://bit.ly/1dIgHDx

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