Traffic Update – Icy Spots Will Melt Quickly!

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Traffic issues on I-65 both northbound and southbound in Cullman County between around mile markers 300-319 were still a bit of a slow go this morning, but conditions continue to improve. It is probably a good idea to take Hwy 31, or an alternate route over the next couple of hours until the sun and warmer temperatures melt the ice and slush away.   Below is a check of the 8:00 am temperatures.

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Elsewhere there remains some isolated slick spots, especially on elevated bridges and overpasses, with a few accidents reported on I-565 this morning. One of those wrecks at least is still being cleared up as a car slide into a ditch near I-565 and Wall Triana, actually one of the wreckers trying to clear up that wreck is stuck, so there is a little back up there.  Also down in Marshall County many roads have been reported slick or have slush on them so take it slow.  Highway 75 outside of Albertville has reopened. Thankfully due to delayed school and business openings, traffic is not near as heavy as it typically is at this hour, but as schools and businesses start opening, traffic will pick, so use caution on the roadways as there still may be a few slick spots. Driving conditions will continue to drastically improve with ample sunshine and as temperatures warm above freezing by mid-late morning and into the low 50s by this afternoon.

- Jennifer Watson

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