published Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

AL Emergency Call Center opened at 6 a.m.

Alabama officials opened the state Emergency Call Center at 6 a.m. today to provide travel information about road closures and conditions.

Alabama Department of Transportation officials are advising that no one travel in the areas hits by snow and ice this morning.

If travel is necessary, motorists are urged to call the center at 888-588-2848 and to monitor local media outlets for the latest information on weather conditions and frequently check road conditions and travel advisories.

To report traffic crashes or other emergencies to state troopers, cell phone calls can be made by dialing *47 toll-free.

The Alabama Department of Transportation has mobilized personnel and resources in affected areas of the state and crews are responding to icy bridge and road conditions.

Road crews will continue work to keep roads passable as long as conditions allow, officials said.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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