City of Huntsville Prepares for Potential Winter Weather Event
Published on February 14, 2021
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 from 6 p.m. Sunday, February 14, through 6 a.m. Tuesday, February 16. 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 three-tenths of an 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.
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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 at 3 p.m. on Monday, February 15 until 9 a.m. Wednesday, February 17. Church of the Nativity and First Stop are coordinating operations.
In the event of a significant winter weather event citizens can:
See school closings by visiting Huntsville City Schools’ News Center or monitor local media.