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Icy roads, fog Tuesday morning; Northern Boulevard crash cleared

A crash that was causing delays in the westbound lanes of the Northern Boulevard bridge Tuesday...
A crash that was causing delays in the westbound lanes of the Northern Boulevard bridge Tuesday morning has been cleared.(Source: ALDOT)
Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 6:36 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2022 at 7:40 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - With temperatures below freezing, it’s important to be very careful with your morning commute to work or school.

Some bridges in the River Region have patches of ice on them, which has caused several wrecks so far Tuesday morning.

One of those wrecks included what the Alabama Department of Transportation called a “major crash” on the Northern Boulevard. The crash has since been cleared but affected the westbound lanes at mile marker 0.6 before Interstate 65 in Montgomery. No information has been released regarding injuries.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency:

  • Montgomery County- There are reports of ice on the Northern Blvd. Bridges near Louisville Street. Montgomery P.D. is currently on scene investigating two crashes. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is in the area the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is currently treating the bridges.
  • Autauga County- There are reports of ice on the U.S. 31 River Bridge. ALEA is on scene investigating a possible ice related crash. ALDOT is on scene treating the bridge.
  • Lowndes/ Elmore /Chilton- There are no reports of icy roadways in these counties.
  • Opelika/ Alex City Posts- There are no reports of icy roadways in these counties.

Commuters should also use caution due to foggy conditions.

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