According to Seth Burkett, North Region Information Specialist with the Alabama Department of Transportation, Alabama Department of Transportation personnel will be shutting down Alabama 68 westbound in Cherokee County between mileposts 27 and 28 due to wet roads from today’s rainfall and the shoulder slide on the mountainside at Leesburg/Sand Rock.
The eastbound lane will remain open. The detour for westbound traffic is south on U.S. 411 to north on U.S. 431 to north on Interstate 59 to Exit 205 at Alabama 68.
The lane closure is expected to remain in place at least until tomorrow morning (Tuesday, Dec. 29).
As rainy conditions continue throughout North Alabama, motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution and avoid any areas where water of unknown depth covers the roadway.
For more information on road closures, visit the ALDOT Road Conditions Site.