WEATHER AWARE: Friday winter storm impact on road conditions across Central Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Happy Friday, folks! The snow is really coming down in Birmingham. The CBS 42 Storm Track team says we could see up to three inches in some parts of Central Alabama today (click here to read or watch their forecast)

That being said, as of 9 a.m., road conditions are becoming hazardous. Vestavia Police report extremely hazardous road conditions developing. Pelham Police are also reporting multiple trouble spots on roadways. Additionally, Pelham Police say they’ve received reports of power lines down on State Park Road.–please avoid the area.

Anniston Police say city roads are closed until further notice – stay off unless absolutely necessary. Oxford city roads also closed.

HELENA ROAD: too slick to drive on right now — South Shades Crest Road near the Indian Ford FD.

ALABASTER – 18-wheeler jackknifed in median, not blocking lanes, on I-65 S near MM 236. Police on scene, traffic at a crawl.

Live powerlines down on Navajo Pines Drive:

 

Alabaster closed roads:

1) REOPENED – 1st Ave W from Navajo Tr to Hwy 17

2) CLOSED – Intersection of 10th St NW/5th Av NW due to power lines down

3) CLOSED – 3rd CT SW due to power lines down

4) REOPENED – 7th Ave NE (hill next to SBMC)

5) CLOSED – Navajo Pines Dr due to power lines down

CALERA: accident has all lanes blocked on I-65 SB near Hwy-31 in Calera. Car down embankment. Avoid 65 in Shelby County

I-65 SB: south of Shelby County Airport there’s a car off the embankment and an 18-wheeler jack-knifed in the median. Police are blocking one left lane.

Vestavia Police say a traffic light at Highway 280 and Dolly Ridge Road is not functioning properly; police say crews are on the scene working to get it fixed, but it may take two to three hours.

BIRMINGHAM — Pawnee Ave and Argyle Road, the hill is icy so use a detour

We have started to receive reports of ice:

  • Chilton County 911 reports ice on bridge just south of County Road 33 in Verbena on US HWY 31

If you have to drive this morning, please use caution, leave extra space between you and other vehicles, and give yourself plenty of time to get where you are going.

We’ll update this post as any reports of issues or crashes come into our newsroom.

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