COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A half inch of freezing rain and sleet has left slush and ice on roads, bridges, and overpasses across the Valley.
There have been numerous accidents, and travel is discouraged unless absolutely necessary. Bridges and overpasses will be the first to experience any problems since they are elevated surfaces and will become colder more quickly than the roadways.
All Lee County, Alabama county roads have been closed, along with county roads in Barbour County, Alabama. If you must be out and about today, use extreme caution and drive much slower than the speed limit.
MORNING: Freezing rain and sleet will continue across the Valley through the mid-morning hours, though precipitation should be relatively light. Some additional freezing rain and sleet accumulations are expected.
TONIGHT: While most precipitation will be over tonight, temperatures will drop below the freezing mark which could cause more issues with water re-freezes on bridges and overpasses. Drivers are encouraged to use extreme caution tonight and early Tuesday morning when traveling.