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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
The snow falling on Alabama may look beautiful but the accumulation has caused hazardous conditions across central Alabama.
All winter storm warnings have been canceled for our area but the NWS warns that there is a possiblity for black ice across western and central Alabama.
State troopers and other agencies urge drivers to be very cautious on the roads this evening and in the morning and add that if you don't need to be on the road, stay home. Maintain a good distance between you and other cars and make sure your headlights are turned on. Pay attention to bridges and overpasses which have a tendency to develop ice.
Here is a quick look at conditions by community that have reported major issues. We will continue to update this story as we receive road condition information.
The major issue reported has been along I-65 near milke marker 310. As of 8:45 p.m. troopers were still working to clear congestion. One lane of traffic is open going northbound and all of the southbound traffic is being diverted to Highway 31.
The Sheriff's Office says in a press release that roads are improving and the department of transportation has sent out sand trucks.
Police recommend that motorists stay off the road. At 3:32 p.m., police put this status on their Facebook page: Road conditions are still poor in the area of Shades Crest & US 31. Please avoid the area. City Hall is closed for the remainder of the day & schools will not open until 10:00 am tomorrow.
Hoover police say that "all roads are currently open. Problems may occur as temperatures drop this evening and overnight. If you are able, try to limit your driving during this time."
Hueytown Police shared the following status on Facebook late Thursday afternoon: The roads within the city are now OPEN at this point. However, we anticipate further closures as the temperature drops this evening. We will keep you posted. Please drive safely if you have to get out.
They posted this on their page as well: Due to the weather conditions, court was not held. If you were supposed to appear in court today, please call the court department tomorrow to reschedule your court date. 205-491-5728
All roads have reopened according to the city clerk. However, there are trees blocking Minor Parkway and Oakwood Drive. Jefferson County EMA plans to de-ice roads tonight.
The city clerk adds that anyone who had to abandon a car earlier should try to recover their car to help ensure public works personnel a safe passage tonight.
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office reports that the sun this afternoon helped conditions immensely. The biggest issues are in areas that already had high water.
The Sheriff's Office also noted on their Facebook page that there is some bridge icing being reported on Hwy 82 West and Hwy 43 North North of Northport.
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