Huntsville Preparing for Possible Icy Conditions

The City of Huntsville is closely monitoring the threat of winter weather, which could impact travel and city services this week.

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has Madison and surrounding counties under a Winter Storm Warning through 6 a.m. Tuesday. The weather threat also prompted Gov. Kay Ivey to declare a State of Emergency for 28 counties, including Madison.

The main threat with the storm is wintry precipitation, including up to 3 inches of snowfall in some spots, along with ice accumulations of up to 0.3 inch.

The combination of precipitation and cold temperatures is expected to impact travel on roads in and around the City. Other potential impacts include power outages from downed trees and limbs.

Those who must travel should carefully monitor road conditions. Huntsville Police asks that drivers stay off the roads unless in case of an emergency.

Click here to sign up for City Alerts, which provides updates from Huntsville/Madison County Emergency Management Agency, traffic wreck reports from the Huntsville Police Department, as well as notifications from City departments and elected officials. Users can receive these notifications via text, email and/or voice calls.

Visit the City of Huntsville website’s Winter Weather Alert page for the most current information on municipal operations at HuntsvilleAL.gov/WinterWeather.

The Max Luther Center will open as a Community Warming Center from 3 p.m. Monday until 9 a.m. Wednesday.  Church of the Nativity and First Stop are coordinating operations.

In the event of a significant winter weather event citizens can:

Report a power outage by calling 256-535-4448 or 256-535-1200. Outages can also be reported online by clicking here. Huntsville Utilities outage map can be found here.

Check road conditions by visiting the ALGO Traffic website or Twitter page.

See school closings by visiting Huntsville City Schools’ News Center or monitor local media.