ALDOT monitoring weather, road conditions

Published 1:16pm Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is monitoring road conditions in advance of winter precipitation moving across the central part of the state, according to an ALDOT press release.

During extreme winter and cold weather conditions, ALDOT personnel monitor road and bridge conditions along with local authorities to determine what actions may be necessary. Resources, including sand and extra personnel, are on standby statewide.

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency will monitor this weather event and will be on standby to coordinate resources to support the needs of the counties if needed until the threat diminishes.

ALDOT is committed to keeping Alabama’s state, U.S. and interstate highways open and passable and avoiding closures when possible, maintaining a constant state of readiness to deal with adverse weather conditions.

The public is advised against traveling when freezing conditions are possible on Alabama’s roads and bridges.

ALDOT urges the public to monitor local news media for road conditions and weather updates. Motorists are urged to be alert for icy road and bridge conditions, allow extra travel time, adjust speed based on existing weather and roadway conditions, allow extra distance between other vehicles, ensure vehicles are in good operating order, and to have sufficient fuel.

For Road Conditions and additional information, visit www.dot.state.al.us.

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