TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Hazardous travel conditions continued for Talladega County residents Wednesday as temperatures struggled to make it above freezing.
According to the Talladega County Emergency Management Agency, all county roads have been deemed impassable until further notice.
“Hazardous road conditions will continue throughout the day. Please avoid travel unless it is absolutely necessary,” an official Facebook post reads. “State roads are open, but all county and municipal roads in Talladega County are impassable. Emergency services are responding to numerous motor vehicle accidents throughout Talladega County.”
Road closings also included the municipalities of Childersburg, Sylacauga and Talladega.
City roads in Lincoln are open, but drivers are asked to travel with caution and only if necessary.
According to a press release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, many interstates and highways are slowly becoming more safe to travel.
“We are not experiencing any significant hazardous road conditions at this time, other than some secondary roads in rural areas where there have been a few slick spots reported,” the release says. “However, we urge motorists to drive with caution as there may be patches of black ice on roadways and overpasses.”
The road conditions have caused many local businesses such as Coosa Valley Electric to close operations for the day.
“As of 10 a.m., Talladega County roads have been closed,’ said Leland Fuller, CVEC general manager. “We know most of the cities as well as other counties have closed their roads. So, we will not ask our employees to attempt to drive across them to come in to work. We still have crews on call with trucks and snow chains. We will be able to respond to any interruptions in service.”
Throughout the day, CVEC crews are standing by to address power outages and other serious power-related emergencies that occur on the Cooperative’s distribution system. To report a power outage or power-related emergency, call 1-800- 273-7210, choose option 2 and follow the prompts.
For more information on weather and travel conditions, contact Talladega EMA at 256-761-2125.