School systems close, Winter Storm Warning issued for Wednesday

Roads across North Alabama are icy, as U.S. 72 proves in Athens. (PHOTO/HOLLY HOMAN)
Roads across North Alabama are icy, as U.S. 72 proves in Athens. (PHOTO/HOLLY HOMAN)

MADISON – The first round of wintry precipitation has closed schools for Feb. 11 and iced roads across Madison County, including the cities of Madison and Huntsville.

“Madison City Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 11,” superintendent Dr. Dee Fowler said. “We have very slippery driving conditions throughout the city. We do not want to add school buses and teenage drivers into the mix.”

Madison County Schools, Huntsville City Schools and the University of Alabama in Huntsville also are closed. Madison City Hall will open at noon on Feb. 11, while the Madison County Courthouse is closed.

In Madison, Public Works can not access Eastview Drive, which remains closed from Hughes Road to Slaughter Road. Workers have treated other Madison roadways, but roads remain slick.

Madison Public Works advises motorists to drive slowly, allow for extra stopping time and eliminate in-car distractions. Barricades are set up across numerous roads, and motorists should not drive around or cross at these points.

For a non-emergency situation, call the Madison Police Department at 256-772-5658.

In Athens, Police Chief Floyd Johnson said ice and snow had made roads slick, with several cars in ditches. “If you don’t have to get out this morning, stay home until road conditions improve,” Johnson said.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 6 a.m. to Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6 a.m.

Light snow will redevelop overnight and become widespread and heavy at times on Wednesday morning, Feb. 12. Snow may mix with sleet at times. All areas of North Alabama and Southern Tennessee are expected to see accumulating snow.

A winter storm warning means the NWS expects severe winter weather conditions to occur. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency.

Motorists traveling during a Winter Storm Warning should have a flashlight, food and water in case of an emergency.

Madison

Main Street Alabama presents revitalization potential for downtown Madison

Main Street Alabama presents revitalization potential for downtown Madison

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Sparkman Grad Picked By Kansas City Royals In Major League Baseball Draft

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

“I’m Meant To Be Here”- Dell Pettus Signs With New England Patriots- Former Sparkman Player Goes Pro

Lifestyles

Get those pumpkins planted: Halloween starts in July

Events

CAFY Back to School event to be held Saturday at Calhoun’s Huntsville campus

Bob Jones High School

Teachers support DIAL Scholarship program at UAH

Events

Joe Davis Stadium to host UNA vs. Jax State collegiate soccer match Aug. 18

Huntsville

UAH announces search for a master developer to enhance college-town experience

Events

Huntsville Parks & Recreation to host inaugural Color Jam Family Fun Run & Walk

Madison

Fernandez named Assistant Coordinator of Accountability and Innovative Programs

Madison

ALEA reports 9 traffic deaths, 3 drownings over July Fourth travel period

Madison

Management institute awards scholarship to Michelle Epling

Madison

Sarah Crouch’s debut novel, ‘Middletide,’ sets whodunnit in Puget Sound

Liberty Middle School

White named Secondary Instructional Technology Specialist

Madison

Nominations open for chamber’s Annual Gala Awards

Bob Jones High School

MCCL wishes good luck to 4 graduating seniors

Madison

DIGITAL WELLNESS: UAH researcher studying ways people are detoxing from addictive technology

DIGITAL WELLNESS: UAH researcher studying ways people are detoxing from addictive technology

Madison

Workers and high school students learning new skills at Calhoun Construction Academy

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – July 10, 2024

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Bodybuilding Championships To Showcase Body Perfections

Madison

Arrest made in shooting death of teen in Madison shooting

Madison

Garbage truck slams into Madison house injuring one

Madison

HONORING OUR PATRIOTS

Madison

Historical society accepts Alabama House resolution at picnic

x