UPDATE: Road conditions


These Cullman Police Department vehicles, pictured on Jan. 16, have been used in past snow events to help remove stranded vehicles. / Noah Galilee

Updated 1-16-18 6:42 p.m.

6:42 p.m. UPDATE from the City of Cullman

Woodland Street Northwest is closed where it intersects with U.S. Highway 31.

6:33 p.m. UPDATE from Cullman County EMA:

5:05 p.m. UPDATE The City of Cullman has closed Larkwood Bridge and connecting roads due to hazardous road conditions. Citizens are urged to avoid driving, but if you must travel please use extreme caution.

4:38 p.m. UPDATE Per Cullman County EMA Director Phyllis Little: there are NO city, county or state roads closed at this time; however, a travel advisory remains in effect. The EMA is urging residents to stay home unless travel is essential.

As of 3:50 p.m. the Cullman City Street Department says there are NO roads closed in the city of Cullman. If that changes, we will post here.

CULLMAN – Alabama State Troopers advise that they are seeing weather-related crashes throughout north Alabama, along with icing on bridges. ALDOT has treated some bridges and overpasses.

"Troopers are monitoring roadway conditions and will make every attempt to keep roadways passable and as safe as possible. However, we continue to recommend keeping off the roadways if possible," said Trooper Curtis Summerville in an email. 

Troopers advise citizens to listen to local news outlets for updates and to call the State Troopers' office only if they have an emergency to report.

In Cullman County, the Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is advising motorists to use extreme caution when traveling:

(2:55 p.m.) "Local travel advisory is still in effect due to snow and ice on roads, bridges, and overpasses. We are now receiving reports of some icing on roads and bridges where the snow had melted earlier. Black ice is expected on roads and bridges tonight. Non-essential travel is discouraged."

(1:32 p.m.) "During winter weather this often means that overpasses, bridges, and roadways at higher elevations are beginning to freeze or are covered with snow. Traffic is moving but with difficulty. Accidents have occurred. Non-essential travel is discouraged.

"Conditions are expected to continue to deteriorate as the snow continues to fall. Some areas have experienced melting due to traffic and are now beginning to freeze. Icy conditions will remain with us through the afternoon and evening. The Welti Bridge and sharp curve are now iced over. Reports continue to be received regarding ice on roads in the Jones Chapel/Sardis/West Point/Battleground communities."

Check back for updates.

Roads reported to The Tribune as icy or slippery:

Oak Drive Northeast near Stadium Drive Northeast

Corner of Convent Road and Sharpton Road Northeast by Stone Creek subdivision

Larkwood Drive and Convent Road

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