Reports: Ice remains on North Alabama roads

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Posted: Feb 16, 2021 6:52 AM
Updated: Feb 16, 2021 4:33 PM

North Alabama temperatures aren’t expected to get above freezing on Tuesday, so ice that formed on roads during Monday’s winter weather could remain.

Here’s what we’re hearing from public safety officials. We’ll update this as we get more information.


Streets in the City of Athens are mainly clear although there are still slick spots and less traveled streets will have more slick areas. Please continue to use caution especially in elevated areas and on bridges. Also, continue to watch for fallen trees and limbs. City officials report seeing several trees on private property but near streets leaning from the weight of the ice.

Colbert County

The Colbert County EMA has deemed all county roads impassable. All state and federal roads have icy conditions.

DeKalb County

A few slick spots are being reported across the county but no major impacts have been identified. It is extremely cold and will remain below freezing all day so if you travel do it safely and have a backup plan to keep warm, the DeKalb County EMA said.


Florence police say most of the roads and bridges remain impassable.

Please stay off the roads if possible.

Call 256-760-6610 for any non-emergency issue to ensure 911 does not get overwhelmed.

Franklin County

The Franklin County EMA has deemed all county roads impassable. All state and federal roads have icy conditions.


Bankhead Parkway is still closed due to ice, Huntsville police said.

Memorial Parkway, I-565, and Research Park are back open at this time. Please use caution as there are still some patches of ice on the roadways, according to Huntsville police.

Jackson County

Jackson County says all roads are passable, but slick spots are a concern. The county expects that to be the issue through noon Wednesday. Drive with caution.

Lauderdale County

The Lauderdale County EMA says roads are treacherous with icy conditions.

Lawrence County

The Lawrence County EMA reports:

The following Advisory is for a portion of Lawrence County roads. It only covers the area as listed. The remaining roads remain under the Impassable Travel Advisory due to ice and/or downed trees. The Lawrence County Road Department is diligently working to clear all trees from roadways.
RESUMPTION OF TRAVEL: Effective Immediately conditions have improved and the previous IMPASSABLE TRAVEL ADVISORY for Lawrence County roads and bridges consisting of an area South of AL HWY 24, East of AL HWY 33, and North of Bankhead National forest has been lifted. Because county officials cannot guarantee the conditions everywhere, drivers are reminded to use caution while traveling.

Limestone County

The Limestone County Emergency Management Agency said the travel advisory for impassable roads has been lifted.

Icy patches remain on many roadways and bridges and there continues to be a danger of falling trees and power lines.

Drivers should use extreme caution when traveling, especially in the north and western areas of Limestone County.

Madison County

Ice is developing on both directions of US 431 at MP322.1 at Old Hwy431 in Madison County, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.

Marshall County

The Marshall County EMA says there are numerous icy patches throughout the county, and travel is not recommended. All roads are considered passable, but there are concerns about slick spots.

More from the EMA:

Albertville: 431 passable with numerous icy patches and the turn lanes are all ice. problems with ice on numerous city streets.

Boaz: 431 icy patches. Icy patches on some streets. 205/431 intersection icy.

Arab: 231 is very slick, city streets fairly slick. Travel not recommended.

Guntersville: River Bridge is OK. Use caution. Hwy 69 Georgia Mountain very slick, 431 has icy patches and city streets.

Morgan County

Road conditions will still be poor in most areas so please don’t drive unless absolutely necessary, according to the Morgan County EMA.

Muscle Shoals

Muscle Shoals police say road conditions haven’t improved, still covered with ice. Please stay home unless you have to get out. If you are on the roadways please drive slowly and with extreme care.


Update 8:52 : Roads are getting bad in a hurry, according to Police Chief Edmondson. Please do not be out on them if at all possible.


The Russellville Police Department reports conditions deteriorated overnight as expected. Any ice that had melted Monday refroze and a new layer of ice and wintery mix has fallen on top of that. The majority of roadways, overpasses, and bridges are completely covered with ice and snow at this time. We ask that everyone stay off the roadways unless it is an emergency.

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