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Parts of Interstate 65 impassable

Published 6:51am Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A travel advisory remains in effect for all state, U.S. and interstate highways, and the Alabama Department of Transportation continues to advise people to avoid driving until conditions improve.

ALDOT crews are working around the clock to treat roads and bridges with priority to mainline interstates in an effort to keep them open or clear back-ups. Some areas remain impassable on the state system, including locations around the Birmingham area.

According to the ALDOT, Interstate 65 from mile marker 128 to 134 in Butler County is impassable.

Icy conditions will remain in effect for much of the next 24 to 36 hours, making travel hazardous.

Upgrades have been made to the ALDOT Web site to improve public access to real-time road conditions from around the state.  For the latest information on road closures and conditions on state, U.S. and interstate highways, go to www.dot.state.al.us.

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