Getting back to normal – city streets open, school to start tomorrow

Published 2:09 pm Thursday, January 30, 2014

Things are getting back to normal, with city streets now open in Andalusia, Opp and Florala. All state roads, with the exception of U.S. Hwy. 84 from the Conecuh County line to River Falls, are open. There is no word yet on the opening of county roads.

Law enforcement reports Hwy. 84 should be open within the hour.

Andalusia and Opp City schools will also reopen with a regular schedule Friday.

Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson said that the city streets are open and “for the most part, clear. There are patches of ice, so drivers are encouraged to drive slowly and to leave early so to ensure enough travel time.”

Johnson said there is a slick patch on Prestwood Bridge Road in the curve near the National Guard Armory. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling in the area.

ACS Superintendent Ted Watson is urging parents and staff to use common sense when traveling to school Friday.

“There remains the possibility of spotty ice,” he said. “We will work with people if they’re out in the county and have trouble getting in. Just let us know what you’re looking at.”

The Star-News is awaiting word on the schedule for the county schools.