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Area Streets Closed Until At Least Tuesday

By Glenn Collins
Monday, January 10, 2011 | 10:01 AM

A Winston County Road Department grader turns off AL195 at 12th Ave. ALDOT contracted Winston County to scrape highways. 

Streets in the City of Haleyville will remain closed and a determination on re-opening will not be made until mid-morning Tuesday, Police Chief Kyle Reogas announced. All Winston County roads are also closed until further notice. County Commissioner David Cummings said that the county is not sure when it will re-open roads. ALDOT also has listed all state and U.S. roads and highways in Winston County as impassable.

The streets were closed Sunday night and several vehicles, ignoring the warning, have ended up stuck on hills or in ditches. What is worse is that any traffic today will break the surface crust and mix all the layers into slush. The slush will re-freeze at sunset. Additionally, the National Weather Service is calling for more precipitation before 6 PM.

The Haleyville Police ask that vehicles be kept at home. They also remind those so inclined that off-road vehicles, such as 4-wheelers and the like, are prohibited by state law from roads.

ALDOT has contracted Winston County to try and clear state and U.S. routes in the county.

Slush caused by vehicles on the road. This will all be re-frozen as a solid mass by sunrise Tuesday.
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