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Snow and ice create dangerous driving conditions in Lee County

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OPELIKA, Ala. -

Lee County officials say it is too dangerous to drive on the roads because of the ice.

The Alabama Department of Transportation has spent the day spreading salt and sand on highways and bridges. Officials say many drivers in the area are not used to driving in these kinds of conditions, so they advise you to stay home.

“We just don't want to see people hurt, we want our people to stay safe, and the biggest thing they can do right now is stay off the roads, they're very dangerous,” says Kathy Raines, Lee County EMA Director.

Earlier Tuesday, there was an accident on I-85 between exits 60 and 58. It blocked traffic going southbound for a couple hours.

If you have to drive because of an emergency, officials say to drive slow, leave space between you and the car in front of you and look out for spots of black ice.

**Dayne Young contributed to this report

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