From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency are continuing to advise motorists to stay off the roadways when possible while much of the state is experiencing icy road conditions.
Forecasts indicate that hazardous conditions will continue to be a major travel concern through Wednesday morning, due to temperatures remaining near or below freezing. ALDOT says rainfall during the day Monday could result in icy roadways as temperatures across the state drop sharply during the overnight hours.
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. According to the National Weather Service, the low in Birmingham on Monday is (15 F).
Motorists are strongly advised not to travel except in the event of an emergency.
School systems in Trussville, Jefferson and St. Clair counties have already canceled class for Tuesday.
Stay weather-aware by monitoring the National Weather service. Road conditions can be monitored at ALGOtraffic.com or by downloading the ALGO Traffic app.
For tips on driving in winter weather conditions, visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/winter-driving-tips.