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Live updates: Snowy, icy conditions causing transport problems opposite north Alabama

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As expected, it’s incited into a nasty Friday as sleet has changed opposite north Alabama and embroiled transport via a area.

The National Weather Service foresee bureau in Huntsville during 4 p.m. announced a local area puncture for a following counties: Madison, Limestone, Marshall, Jackson, Morgan, Colbert and DeKalb.

The continue use pronounced many roads, if not all, in those counties are impassable. Travel is disheartened unless it is an emergency.

A winter charge warning is in outcome until 6 a.m. Saturday for Huntsville and Madison County as good as Jackson and DeKalb counties in northeast Alabama.

A winter continue advisory is in outcome until midnight for Limestone, Lauderdale, Colbert, Lawrence, Franklin, Morgan, Marshall and Cullman counties in northwest and north executive Alabama.

Updated during 5:43 p.m.: Click here to guard highway closings in Athens.

Updated during 5:38 p.m.: All roads have been sealed in Arab, military said. Roads in Union Grove and Grant are also impassable, according to Marshall County EMA.

Updated 4:08 p.m.: Madison County EMA pronounced U.S. 431 during Taylor Road totally iced over. Avoid a area.

Updated 3:39 p.m.: Limestone County EMA announced all roads insurmountable as of 3:15 p.m.

Updated 3:20 p.m.: Green Mountain Road in south Huntsville is closed, military say.

Updated 3:07 p.m.: Wreck reported on Union Grove Road by Marshall County EMA. Slick roads reported via a county.

View full sizeOne chairman was harmed in this pile-up on I-65 nearby Tanner in Limestone County on Friday afternoon. Athens Fire Rescue responded. (City of Athens photo) 

Updated 2:49 p.m.: A mutilate with an damage has been reported by Athens officials on I-65 nearby Tanner. Multiple wrecks on U.S. Highway 31 and 72.

Updated 2:46 p.m.: Overpass on Hughes Road in Madison is sealed since of icy conditions.

Updated 2:38 p.m.: Alabama Department of Transportation pronounced no accumulation on roads nonetheless in Jackson and DeKalb counties though is approaching later. Use counsel when pushing in that area.

AL.com news partner WHNT Channel 19 stating that Cecil Ashburn Road in Huntsville is closed.

Updated during 2:34 p.m.: Elevated portions of I-565 in Huntsville are closed.

View full sizeSnow has roughly lonesome a roads in East Limestone. (Rebecca Walker/[email protected]) 

Updated during 2:29 p.m.: Bankhead Parkway in Huntsville is closed.

Updated during 2:15 p.m.: Huntsville military shutting towering portions of Memorial Parkway since of icy conditions.

Updated during 2:11 p.m.: Alabama Department of Transportation stating all roads in Limestone and Morgan counties are apropos icy as good as mixed wrecks on I-65 between Hartselle and Priceville.

Updated during 1:36 p.m.: Huntsville military reports roads are apropos icy and slick.

Updated during 1:12 p.m.: Alabama Department of Transportation stating that roads are starting to cover with sleet and frozen sleet in Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin and Lawrence counties in a northwest.

Updated during 12:19 p.m.: Late-morning foresee from a continue use projects sleet and sleet accumulations of about .25 inches in southern DeKalb, Marshall and Cullman counties to around 1 in. in Lauderdale and northern Limestone counties.

Ice accumulation is approaching to be about .25 inches in distant northeast Alabama while about .10 inches is approaching elsewhere.

In Madison, Jackson and DeKalb, a regard is not so most with a one-half to one in. accumulation of sleet and sleet on Friday afternoon though a two-tenths to three-tenths of an in. accumulation of frozen sleet approaching to tumble Friday night into early Saturday morning, according to a National Weather Service foresee bureau in Huntsville.

In a advisory counties, one-half to dual inches accumulation of sleet and sleet is probable with adult to one-tenth of an in. of frozen sleet accumulation. The frozen sleet should finish by about 9 p.m. in a advisory counties before transitioning to rain, a continue use said.

In expectation of a winter weather, many school systems opposite north Alabama have canceled classes Friday while Huntsville City schools will boot early.

Calhoun Community College announced Friday morning that a campuses in Decatur and Huntsville would be closed.

Article source: http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2015/02/snow_ice_expected_across_north.html

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