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ALDOT readies for winter weather

ALDOT Employee Prepares Snow and Ice Equipment to Treat Roads When Winter Weather Arrives
Jan 12

The Alabama Department of Transportation is monitoring the potential for severe winter weather to create hazardous conditions across Alabama beginning Sunday, Jan. 14.

In areas anticipated to experience the most severe conditions, ALDOT personnel are monitoring forecasts and roadway conditions with equipment prepared to pretreat roads this weekend if conditions allow. Crews are prepared to treat roads following any wintry precipitation.

The effectiveness of any pretreatments may be diminished in areas where rain precedes or is mixed with wintry precipitation.

ALDOT’s goal is to keep state, U.S. and interstate highways safe and open. ALDOT’s crews prioritize interstate routes and then other routes by traffic volume.

Motorists are advised to avoid travel if snowy or icy conditions develop. With temperatures expected to remain below freezing across much of Alabama for several days, any moisture on roadways may freeze.

Motorists are urged to monitor weather reports and check road conditions by visiting or downloading the ALGO traffic app.

Reduce speed as conditions dictate, do not follow other vehicles closely and refrain from sudden braking. State law requires motorists to slow down and move over when approaching highway maintenance crews or first responders at work.

ALDOT maintains state, U.S. and interstate highways. Check with local government agencies for conditions on city or county roads.

Prepare your vehicle by having a full tank of gas and an emergency supply kit containing a phone charger, ice scraper, flashlight, jumper cables, blankets, non-perishable food, bottled water and any other critical supplies. For additional preparedness tips, visit