Local officials tonight urged residents to stay off the roadways as streets began to ice over throughout eastern Alabama.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham at 9 p.m. issued a civil emergency message for Calhoun and Cherokee counties warning against travel for non-emergency situations.
“Numerous roadways … both major through fares and lesser traveled roadways … are extremely hazardous and in some cases impassable,” read the message.
The service had issued a similar warning at 7 p.m. for Marion, Winston, Blount, Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Jefferson and St. Clair counties.
Oxford officials also closed all city roads at around 8:30 p.m., and the Cleburne County Emergency Management Agency imposed a curfew for residents starting a 6 p.m. today and lasting until 6 a.m. Thursday.
Anniston police also warned of ice on Alabama 202, Greenbrier Dear Road and Lenlock Lane as well as icy patches on Henry Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway.