Officials warn of hazardous road conditions throughout area
by Star Staff
Feb 12, 2014 | 7750 views |  0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend | print
UPDATE: Oxford officials re-opened city roads at around 10 p.m., but officials advised residents to use extreme caution.

Local officials tonight urged residents to stay off the roadways as streets began to ice over throughout eastern Alabama.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham at 9 p.m. issued a civil emergency message for Calhoun and Cherokee counties warning against travel for non-emergency situations.

“Numerous roadways … both major through fares and lesser traveled roadways … are extremely hazardous and in some cases impassable,” read the message.

The service had issued a similar warning at 7 p.m. for Marion, Winston, Blount, Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Jefferson and St. Clair counties.

Oxford officials also closed all city roads at around 8:30 p.m., and the Cleburne County Emergency Management Agency imposed a curfew for residents starting a 6 p.m. today and lasting until 6 a.m. Thursday.

Anniston police also warned of ice on Alabama 202, Greenbrier Dear Road and Lenlock Lane as well as icy patches on Henry Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway.

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