Walker County deals with snow and ice Wednesday

Walker County

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Although Walker County avoided the brunt of the storm, this area has plenty of dangerous icy roads that driver’s need to be wary of — specifically Highway 269.

Follks in Walker County have taken to using ATV’s to travel on secondary roads that are too slick for even four wheel drives.

Four-wheelers have been the transportation of choice for Lonnie Crosby and A.J. Murray along with several others in the Parrish area since the roads turned icy.

School has been out for two days, according to Murray, a seventh-grade student.

“It’s  really dangerous cause we haven’t been able to get out unless we’ve been using the four wheeler,” he said.

The Walker County EMA is warning people to slow down on Highway 269 which runs through Parrish and Goodsprings. Those areas don’t get much sunlight and were impassable until Wednesday afternoon.

It will be dangerous and icy, according to officials.

They ask for people to stay at home and avoid traveling on 269 and secondary roads if possible.

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