ALDOT crews work around the clock to clear roads

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Crews with the Alabama Department of Transportation have been working around the clock to keep interstates and state routes as clear as possible. Brian Davis with ALDOT says temperatures remained constant overnight, so they were able to keep most roadways slushy and didn’t see too much re-freezing.

Thursday morning, Davis says some interstate bridges started to freeze over in places, so crews continued to clear and treat roadways. He asked drivers to stay off the road if possible until 10 AM Thursday morning so crews could work.

Davis warns drivers that while ALDOT treats and clears state routes and interstates, some side streets and neighborhood streets might not still be covered with snow or ice.

“The interstate and the state routes have been treated all night. The neighborhood streets might not have been treated at all and it may have tree overhang so when the sun comes out in an hour or so it’s not going to get any sunlight on it. So drivers are going to have to decide, ‘Can I even get out onto the local road just to get to the interstate?’” Brian Davis with ALDOT said.

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