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Road clearing progressing, still a lot of work to do

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Brian Davis with ALDOT reports that crews worked all night on the roads.  The real push for clearing and treating started at 3AM and continued until about 6:30AM.  People heeded the warnings and stayed home and off the roads allowing ALDOT crews the opportunity to continue treating and clearing the roadways.  Work will continue until about 11AM. 

With the assistance of State Troopers, ALDOT crews were able to drive the wrong way on interstates and other roadways which enabled crews to treat and clear roads.

A major concern is I-20 eastbound in St. Clair County.  Crews are driving East on the westbound side because of the low traffic volume which is allowing for faster treatment.

Brian Davis is asking that people consider travel to work after the lunch hour.  The treatment and warmer temperatures will allow for safer travel.

According to Davis, ALDOT crews will begin working on side roads as soon as they can. 

Also, ALDOT, for safety reasons, had to move several abandoned vehicles from the roadways.  If your vehicle was moved for safety reasons ALDOT will assume the cost.

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