Elmore County Highway Department crews are actively inspecting road conditions

As of 7:25 A.M., January 18, 2018

Elmore County Highway Department crews are actively inspecting all county roads this morning. Many areas are still exhibiting icy conditions which make travel conditions hazardous.

As soon as we can determine all hazardous conditions are eliminated or mitigated we will lift the impassable road advisory.

Motorists that must be on county roads should utilize due care and lower speeds well below the posted speed limits until the advisory is lifted. Please don’t make our employees and first responders jobs more difficult in getting the roads back to normal conditions.

 

Elmore County Road and Bridge Conditions – Impassable Travel Advisory is still in effect

 

As of 7:15 A.M., January 18, 2018

               ELMORE COUNTY

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

    P.O. Box 1060, Wetumpka, Alabama 36092

Telephone (334) 567-6451            Fax (334) 514-5213

Release Number:  January 17, 2018 – 001

 For Immediate Release: REQUEST Your Widest Dissemination

 Memorandum for Local Media Contacts

 From:  Eric Jones, Director

 Ref: Elmore County Road and Bridge Conditions – Impassable Travel Advisory

Date:  January 17, 2017                                    

                            

Press Release

Elmore County Continue in Effect the Impassable Travel Advisory

 

Elmore County – Due to the continued issues with the snow and icing conditions to include numerous vehicle accidents, stranded motorists and dangerous driving habits seen throughout Elmore County and Central Alabama, the Elmore County Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Elmore County Highway Department, has continued the issuance of the following advisory for all of Elmore County:

The IMPASSABLE TRAVEL ADVISORY Remains in Effect for all county-maintained roads and bridges in Elmore County until further notice. Members of the general public are advised that as roads and bridges continue to be IMPASSABLE, all travel should be suspended or delayed. Only emergency vehicles should travel on county roads and bridges until further notice.

 Elmore County EMA, in coordination with the Elmore County Highway Department, shall notify the public with a “Resumption of Travel” statement once conditions improve.

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County Government Offices, Public and Private Schools to be closed on 1-18-2018

As of 4:00 P.M. January 17, 2018

County Offices

The Elmore County Commission has decided to keep County Offices closed tomorrow, (Thursday, January 18, 2018 ) due to the extended impact of the winter weather event. With below freezing temperatures into Thursday morning, travel conditions are not expected to improve in order to issue our resumption of travel notice. The County Commission urges all citizens to utilize extreme caution and understand that our Impassable Road advisory will remain in effect into the day on Thursday.

Schools to be Closed

All Public and Private Schools in Elmore County will be closed Thursday, January 18, 2018 To include:

Elmore County Public Schools

Tallassee City Schools

Adullam House Christian Schools

New Life Christian School

Edgewood Academy

Chapman Academy

Prattville Christian

Victory Baptist School

 

Elmore County Road and Bridge Conditions – Impassable Travel Advisory

         

 

 

 

 

 

                   ELMORE COUNTY

 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

P.O. Box 1060, Wetumpka, Alabama 36092

Telephone (334) 567-6451            Fax (334) 514-5213

                                                         Release Number:  January 17, 2018 – 001

 For Immediate Release: REQUEST Your Widest Dissemination

 Memorandum for Local Media Contacts

 From:  Eric Jones, Director

 Ref: Elmore County Road and Bridge Conditions – Impassable Travel Advisory

Date:  January 17, 2017                                    

                            

Press Release

Elmore County Continue in Effect the Impassable Travel Advisory

 

Elmore County – Due to the continued issues with the snow and icing conditions to include numerous vehicle accidents, stranded motorists and dangerous driving habits seen throughout Elmore County and Central Alabama, the Elmore County Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Elmore County Highway Department, has continued the issuance of the following advisory for all of Elmore County:

The IMPASSABLE TRAVEL ADVISORY Remains in Effect for all county-maintained roads and bridges in Elmore County until further notice. Members of the general public are advised that as roads and bridges continue to be IMPASSABLE, all travel should be suspended or delayed. Only emergency vehicles should travel on county roads and bridges until further notice.

 Elmore County EMA, in coordination with the Elmore County Highway Department, shall notify the public with a “Resumption of Travel” statement once conditions improve.

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Civil Emergency Message reissued for Elmore County for hazardous travel conditions (1-17-2018)

Civil Emergency Message

ALC001-007-017-027-047-051-063-085-101-105-111-117-119-123-181400-

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE

ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA

RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL

108 PM CST WED JAN 17 2018

THE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES FOR AUTAUGA, BIBB,

CHAMBERS, CLAY, DALLAS, ELMORE, GREENE, LOWNDES, MONTGOMERY,

PERRY, RANDOLPH, SHELBY, SUMTER AND TALLAPOOSA COUNTIES AND LAW

ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS FOR EACH COUNTY ARE REQUESTING THAT

RESIDENTS REMAIN OFF ROADWAYS THROUGH AT LEAST 8 AM THURSDAY

MORNING. PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY AND CITY ROADS, PRIMARY HIGHWAYS

AND INTERSTATES IN THESE COUNTIES ARE IMPASSABLE.

ALTHOUGH SOME IMPROVEMENT HAS BEEN OBSERVED, TEMPERATURES WILL

REMAIN BELOW FREEZING AND DROP INTO THE TEENS OVERNIGHT. THIS WILL

ALLOW ROADWAYS TO REFREEZE AND CAUSE THE ROADWAYS TO BE EXTREMELY

HAZARDOUS. PLEASE LIMIT UNNECESSARY TRAVEL AND USE EXTREME CAUTION

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL.

 

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Quick Update on Winter Weather conditions for today through tomorrow (1-17 & 18-2018)

Issued at 11:30 a.m., 1/17/2018 –  Elmore County EOC continues to be activated for monitoring winter weather conditions and coordination of resources and information.

Travel conditions remain very hazardous across Elmore County.

All county-maintained roads were deemed impassable around 3:00 a.m. this morning due to the snowfall. Snow accumulations range from 1.5 to 3 inches of snow countywide. The Impassable Travel Advisory was sent out by email earlier this morning. We encourage all to wait until a Resumption of Travel Statement is issued by County officials to resume normal travel. Travel conditions are very hazardous! Travel conditions will be slow to improve due to the bitterly cold temperatures that we will continue to see throughout today. The high temperature will only be around 32 to 33 degrees for a couple of hours this afternoon. County Highway Department crews and ALDOT will both be working to address the problematic areas and bridges that they can. Progress on work to improve road conditions may be limited due to the low temperatures. For specific information on local road conditions please visit our website at www.elmorecoema.com and for state routes please check ALDOT’s traffic information website at https://algotraffic.com/

Travel on U.S. Hwy. 231 in Wetumpka is extremely hazardous in numerous locations.

The following Warming Stations are available for those who may need a place to utilize to warm up for a brief period. These may be used by those who do not have adequate heating available in their homes or by those who are out working in the bitterly cold temperatures and may need a place to warm up for a brief period. If someone needs travel assistance to get to one of these facilities please contact Elmore County EMA.

Millbrook: Millbrook Baptist Church – 3431 Brown’s Road, Millbrook, AL 36054 – 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Tuesday – Thursday

Deatsville: Deatsville Fire Department Community Room – 6930 AL Hwy 143, Deatsville, AL 36022 – 24 hours a day – Tuesday – Thursday

Eclectic: Eclectic Town Hall/Police Department Entrance – 145 Main Street, Eclectic, AL 36024 – 24 hours a day – Tuesday – Thursday

Tallassee: Tallassee Police Station – 214 Barnett Blvd, Tallassee, AL 36078 – 24 hours a day – Tuesday – Thursday

Wetumpka: Wetumpka Police Department – 208 Marshall Street, Wetumpka, AL 36092 – 24 hours a day –  Tuesday – Thursday

Elmore: Town of Elmore Community Center – 485 Jackson Street, Elmore, AL 36025 – 24 hours a day –  beginning Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. – Thursday

Coosada: Coosada Community Center – 577 Pecan Grove Road, Coosada, AL 36020 – 24 hours a day –  Tuesday – Thursday

Elmore County continues to be under the Hazardous Weather Conditions outlined below that have been issued by the NWS. Below are graphics issued by the NWS that outline the hazards that we will see throughout today into tomorrow (1-18-2018)

Hazardous Weather Conditions

 

Impassable Travel Advisory for Elmore County

                    

 

                    ELMORE COUNTY

   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

  P.O. Box 1060, Wetumpka, Alabama 36092

Telephone (334) 567-6451 Fax (334) 514-5213

 

Release Number: January 16, 2018 – 001

For Immediate Release: REQUEST Your Widest Dissemination

 Memorandum for Local Media Contacts

 From: Eric Jones, Director

 Ref: Elmore County Road and Bridge Conditions – Impassable Travel Advisory

 Date: January 17, 2017

 Press Release

 Elmore County Issues Impassable Travel Advisory

Elmore County – The Elmore County Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Elmore County Highway Department, has issued the following advisory for all of Elmore County:

                IMPASSABLE TRAVEL ADVISORY: Effective 3:00 a.m. all County-maintained roads and bridges in Elmore County should be considered IMPASSABLE until further notice. Members of the general public are advised that when roads and bridges become IMPASSABLE all travel should be suspended or delayed. Only emergency vehicles should travel on county roads and bridges until further notice.

Elmore County EMA, in coordination with the Elmore County Highway Department, shall notify the public with a “Resumption of Travel” statement once conditions improve.

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All County Government Offices Closed (1-17-2018)

The Elmore County Commission has decided to close County Offices, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 due to the extended and delayed impact of the winter weather event. Snowfall is expected throughout the early morning hours now which has more of a potential to adversely impact Wednesday’s travel conditions. With below freezing temperatures anticipated throughout almost all of Wednesday, travel conditions are not expected to improve. The County Commission urges all citizens to utilize extreme caution if travel is absolutely necessary.

CONTINUED WARNING FROM ALDOT: After Snowfall, Expect Icy Conditions Until Temperatures Rebound

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16, 2018

 

CONTINUED WARNING FROM ALDOT:  After Snowfall, Expect Icy Conditions Until Temperatures Rebound

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Transportation is continuing to warn Alabamians to expect icy roadways and bridges beginning Tuesday and lasting until temperatures return to above freezing.

Hazardous driving conditions should be expected in any part of Alabama where snow or precipitation is followed by temperatures dropping below freezing. Icy conditions may develop on any streets or highways especially bridges, overpasses, elevated spans, and hilly or shaded areas, even in areas that may have been pre-treated in advance of wintry precipitation.

To avoid being caught in icy conditions, delay travel after snow or precipitation begins to fall. High pavement temperatures from warm weather through Monday may cause snow or wintry mix to melt and immediately begin turning to ice or slush, making driving conditions difficult and potentially hazardous.

ALDOT, emergency management and law enforcement officials are united in urging people to avoid travel after snow or wintry mix begins falling, and until conditions improve.

Appropriate driving speeds are determined by the road conditions, which on wet or icy roads should be slower than the posted speed limit. Motorists should slow down and move over if possible when approaching ALDOT and other highway maintenance personnel and emergency vehicles at work.

ALDOT crews are working diligently to keep interstates, U.S. and state highways passable until conditions improve, but conditions ranging from difficult to hazardous will be present in some areas.

Motorists needing information on road conditions in Alabama should look to local news media and go to ALGOtraffic.com or download the ALGO Traffic app available online through the Apple App Store and Google Play.

ALDOT asks motorists to use ALGOtraffic.com responsibly. Motorists should never text, tweet, or use a mobile device while operating a vehicle.

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