Roads Remain Treacherous And Wind Chills Are Dangerous

By  | January 17, 2018 | Filed under: News

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Weather Statement for the Tennessee Valley from the National Weather service for Wednesday, Janaury 17.

Dangerously cold wind chills will continue this morning. A Wind Chill Warning continues until 9 AM CST for Lincoln, Moore, and Franklin counties of southern middle Tennessee, and Jackson county of northeast Alabama. Wind chill values ranging from -10 to -15 degrees are possible, especially in the higher more exposed terrain. A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect for the remainder of northern Alabama until noon CST. Wind chill values there will range from zero to -10 degrees. Please take measures to protect yourself from these very cold conditions.

Special Weather Statement
Alert:  …Widespread Hazardous Travel Conditions will continue this
morning…
The combination of bitterly cold, subfreezing temperatures and snow
accumulations has led to the development of black ice on area
roadways. Emergency management and law enforcement officials have
reported slick roads, and dangerous travel conditions across Northern
Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee, particularly on secondary
roads.
These hazardous travel conditions will persist through much of the
morning, including the rush hour commute as temperatures will remain
well below freezing. High temperatures will rise only into the lower
20s later this afternoon. Travel is strongly discouraged and should
be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
If you must travel, use extreme caution, especially on bridges,
overpasses, and elevated highways. Reduce travel speed as appropriate
and leave extra room for vehicles in front of you. Do not assume that
a well traveled road will be totally free of ice. Dress warmly and
keep a winter travel kit in your vehicle.

 

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