Lee County officials urge you to stay off the icy roads - WRBL

Lee County officials urge you to stay off the icy roads

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Many roads in Lee and Russell counties continue to be closed, officials urge folks to stay home and not risk it on the roads.

Highway 280 from Opelika to Phenix City was closed both ways WWednesdaymorning due to dangerous icing conditions. The Alabama Department of Transportation is spraying the highway with sand and salt are opening it back up, but it remains slick in some spots and don't drive on it if you don't have to.

I-85 from Auburn to Opelika is open at the moment, but road conditions are extremely dangerous. Multiple accidents have been reported throughout the night, including an Alabama Department of Transportation sand truck.

Lee County EMA have been updating road conditions all morning and urge people not to get out on the icy roads.

"If your employer is expecting you to be at work this morning in Lee County, please feel free to give them our number 334-749-8161 and we will explain the dangers to them and urge them to allow late openings," said a Lee County EMA spokesperson said in a Facebook update.

All county roads in Russell County until 11:00 am on Wednesday

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