No major accidents after icy night
by Paige Rentz
prentz@annistonstar.com
Jan 18, 2013 | 3814 views |  0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After wintry weather blew through the area Thursday, leaving a frosty, icy wake this morning, there has been little effect on local traffic.

According to local law enforcement agencies, drivers on local roads were for the most part successful in navigating any post-storm road conditions.

A dispatcher at the Alabama State Troopers post in Jacksonville said this morning that no major accidents had occurred in the area, but a small number of drivers have been involved in minor accidents such as running off the road.

Most local schools delayed opening by at least two hours to avoid forcing students and staff having to travel in dangerous conditions.

The Alabama Department of Transportation has issued several advisories for roads in the region:

Cherokee County

Alabama 68 - Possible icy patches, especially the area between Cedar Bluff and the Alabama-Georgia state line

Etowah County

U.S. 411 - Possibility of icy patches, especially between mile markers 213 and 220.

Interstate 759 - Bridges and overpasses may have icing, and there are possible patches of black ice

St. Clair County

Interstate 59 southbound - Ice on roadway and bridges, especially between St. Clair Springs and Argo

U.S. 231 - Patches of ice between U.S. 11 and Whitney Mountain

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