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Winter storm warning issued (updated)

Published 9:35am Thursday, January 17, 2013

Morgan County has been placed under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. today.

Rain, mixed with sleet, has already begun to fall in the Hartselle area. The National Weather Service expects the precipitation to change to all snow by midday.

Accumulations of two to four inches of snow are expected with the higher terrain areas of eastern Morgan County possibly receiving up to four inches.

Any residual water left on roadways this evening could freeze and cause slick spots, especially on bridges and overpasses.

The weather service said snow accumulations on roadways are possible.

Hartselle Public Works Superintendent Byron Turney said they are already sanding a couple of intersections this morning due to slick spots from snow and ice accumulations on the roadway.

“We received calls about slick spots and the foremans sent crews to sand those intersections,” Turney said. “We are continuing to monitor roads such as Moss Chapel Road and other area that normally get slick from snow.”

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