The weather forecast of snow in the Pell City area was a rare forecast that had all the children excited with anticipation. The band of snow predicted, blew through the area quicker than anticipated and left very little snow. During this time the temperature remained a few degrees above freezing and melted the snow on the roads. When the temperature did drop the roads and overpasses quickly froze into black ice.
The Arctic Blast we are experiencing here is not something the area is equipped to handle. The forecast low for tonight is 15; Friday nights low is 12 and 9 for Saturday night. The expected wind chill for tomorrow and Saturday is to be below zero. Due to the dangerous driving conditions, it is advised that you stay off of the area roads. If you do have to travel, take extreme precautions.