From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency advise motorists that freezing rain will likely coat roads with ice in north and west-central Alabama beginning Sunday night.
Furthermore, much of the state will experience freezing temperatures over the next few days, which could produce widespread “black ice” conditions. Parts of the state may also see accumulations of sleet and snow.
Forecasts indicate icy conditions will be a concern through late morning Wednesday, Feb. 17, due to temperatures remaining near or below freezing even during daytime hours Monday and Tuesday. ALDOT says anywhere temperatures are below freezing, moisture on pavement surfaces may freeze to form black ice — a transparent layer of ice on the roadway that is difficult for motorists to detect in advance.
Motorists are strongly advised not to travel except in case of emergency. Road conditions can be found at ALGOtraffic.com or by downloading the ALGO Traffic app, available online in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.
If traveling, ALDOT says to be cautious of hazardous conditions, and reduce speed as conditions dictate.