Ad Spot

Weekend storms result in 30 wrecks in Morgan County 

By Wes Tomlinson 

For the Enquirer  

Authorities reported about 30 wrecks on Interstate 65 because of icy roads and responded to at least five calls for motorist assistance on Highway 67, Highway 31 and Highway 36 in Morgan County.  

There were not, however, any reports of damage from the March snow event that blanketed parts of north Alabama with up to 3 inches of snow early Saturday. 

Morgan County Sheriff’s spokesman Mike Swafford said nine of those wrecks were reported along Interstate 65 in the area between Hartselle and the Interstate 565 interchange. He said there were also three incidents of fallen trees on roadways: on East Upper River Road at Bluff City Road in Somerville, on U.S. Highway 31 at Champion Dodge in Decatur and on Parker Road at Celia Drive in Hartselle. 

Hilary Granbois, an emergency management specialist with the Morgan County Emergency Management Agency, said they had no reports of any major storm damage overnight and did not receive any reports of power outages impacting the county. 

“When I spoke with 911 earlier this morning, their calls were just about ice on the bridges,” Granbois said. 

Around midnight Friday, 1-3 inches of snow began to fall on Morgan County and surrounding areas, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville. 

Forecaster Matt Anderson said he received reports of 2 inches of snow in Decatur, Hartselle, Priceville and Falkville. 

With a high of 50 degrees in Decatur that dropped to a low of 23, Anderson said this is the coldest March for Decatur since 1996, according to NWS records. 

News

Christmas in the Park enjoyed in Falkville despite rain

News

Somerville woman arrested after threat made in Priceville

News

Officials: Escaped Morgan inmate apparently caused his own death

News

Majority leader Stadthagen sees strength in election of 26 republican legislators

News

Lacey’s Spring community fighting proposed rock quarry

News

Hartselle students participate in character expo

News

Authorities: Gifts in unlocked cars a tempting target so take preventive measures

At a Glance

Three arrested for theft of vehicle in Hartselle

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Annual Christmas parade to be held Thursday  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Some concerned over new Hartselle superintendent hire  

At a Glance

Town of Falkville to hold Christmas in the Park Sunday

At a Glance

Hartselle Holiday Market returns Saturday

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Old Hartselle post office to become event center, new home for chamber  

At a Glance

‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2

Morgan County

Future leader

News

Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Spirit of Thanksgiving: Volunteers deliver 266 food bags on holiday for Meals on Wheels  

At a Glance

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Winter window wonderland  

At a Glance

Council to interview candidates for Parks and Rec director job  

Hartselle

Live nativity scene returns to First Christian Dec. 7-10

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Local church prepares 400 Thanksgiving meals

News

HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 

News

Lovely landscape

x