Higher temperatures will improve roadway conditions eventually

Jan 18, 2018

   It is one day after a major winter storm hit the South yesterday, draping snow over all of Central Alabama. While road conditions have improved, don’t be deceived into thinking things are back to normal. Dangerous patches of ice still exist which can send vehicles off the roadway. Most County emergency management agencies in the river region are still reporting impassable roadways. Montgomery City officials say Interstates 85 and 65 are now passable, but great caution should be used while traveling. EMA officials recommend holding off driving until the temperature gets above freezing today.

That seems to be the rule of thumb for government offices today as many are postponing operations until noon. That goes for the Montgomery County and City offices as well as Prattville City offices. Elmore County officials are staying closed today. Governor Kay Ivey has directed state offices to open at noon.

Montgomery Public Schools are closed today, but have announced they will be open tomorrow.