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County under winter advisory

A winter weather advisory has been issued for areas of Southwest Alabama, including Escambia County, according to the National Weather Service.

County EMA Director David Adams said the potential for minor accumulations east of Interstate 65 is increasing.

“As night falls, the temperature will drop to below freezing, possibly causing the moisture on the roads and bridges to freeze (black ice),” he said. “ These conditions could persist through mid-morning Saturday. Driving could become very dangerous.”

Adams said those who must drive, to please use extreme caution.