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Blount County: No Report
Calhoun County: No Report
Cherokee County: No Report
Cullman County: No Report
DeKalb County: No Report

Etowah County: Updated 01/15/18

The Salvation Army at 114 N 11th Street, Gadsden will open as a warming center (to include overnight) Saturday, January 13th until the Extreme Cold situation has expired. This is due to the expected arrival of below freezing temperatures and wind chills. You can contact the Salvation Army of Gadsden at (256) 546-4673.
Beginning Tuesday, January 16th the following will open as daytime warming centers during normal business hours:
Elliott Community Center (2829 W Meighan Blvd, Gadsden)
8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
(256) 549-4674. “Pet Friendly in Crate”
Carver Community Center (1030 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Gadsden) (256) 549-4667
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gadsden Public Library (254 S. College Street, Gadsden) (256) 549-4699
9:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday
“Pet Friendly in Crate”

Jackson County: No Report
Marshall County:  No Report



Roads Updated 1/16/18

DeKalb Co.
Al 117 in and around Ider has many slick spots.
Hwy 35 between Rainsville and Ft. Payne is icy in spots.

State hws holding up pretty good. 117 Ider on into Jackson Co slick. Mostly secondary roads are beginning to freeze hard


Calhoun Co.

Colvin Gap Rd. very icy.

Bridges in and around Webster’s chapel are iced over.


Etowah Co.

Colvin Gap Rd very icy at the top of the mountain.


Marshall Co.

Highpoint Rd Albertville and Horton has several icy spots – very slick.

County Secondary Roads in District 1 (Arab-Union Grove-Ruth) are impassable. Many of these roads are covered in Snow and have numerous Icy Stretches and Patches. All travel on these roads is highly discouraged as it is still snowing in that area.

Roads in the Grant Area are getting worse. Several county secondary roads are covered in snow and ice. Motorist are encouraged to stay off the roads



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Bets practice is to avoid unnecessary travel during severe weather. Never try to drive thru flooded streets, a few inches of moving water can push your vehicle off the roadway placing your life at risk.
The safest place when tornados threaten is on the lowest floor inside your home. Stay away from windows and put as many walls between you and the outside as possible.  Mobile homes and cars are not safe. If you have protective helmets of any kind, wear them. Listen to the Radio and monitor weather conditions and give yourself plenty of time to get to your safe place.
All families should keep 3 to 7 days of non-perishable food and water on hand at all times in the event disaster strikes.
For life threating emergencies call 911.
For non-emergency services, help and information or if you do not see a shelter near you dial 211 call for help.