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I-65 backed up for miles near Cullman/Morgan county line

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Traffic is backed up on I-65 North in Cullman near mile marker 298. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC Traffic is backed up on I-65 North in Cullman near mile marker 298. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC
This map shows the delays on I-65 north and south in Cullman and Morgan counties as of 11 a.m. Tuesday. Source: WBRC This map shows the delays on I-65 north and south in Cullman and Morgan counties as of 11 a.m. Tuesday. Source: WBRC
Troopers say the backup is caused by semi-trucks having to travel very slowly up the mountain. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC Troopers say the backup is caused by semi-trucks having to travel very slowly up the mountain. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC
I-65 in Cullman was covered in snow Tuesday morning. FOX6 News photographer Kerry Nivens took this photo just before 7 a.m. Source: Kerry Nivens/WBRC I-65 in Cullman was covered in snow Tuesday morning. FOX6 News photographer Kerry Nivens took this photo just before 7 a.m. Source: Kerry Nivens/WBRC
Another view of snowy roads in Cullman. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC Another view of snowy roads in Cullman. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC
CULLMAN COUNTY, AL -

Traffic was backed up for miles in both directions of I-65 near the Cullman/Morgan county line, but state troopers kept the insterstate open Tuesday.

The northbound lane of I-65 had 15 miles of delays from Cullman County just north of Hanceville to the Morgan County line.

I-65 southbound had around 10 miles of delays from Falkville in Morgan County to Cullman just past Highway 278.

Semi-trucks were having problems getting up the mountain in the areas covered by ice and snow, which caused the massive delays. As of 11 a.m., speeds were around four miles an hour.

Cullman County's EMA said this morning that streets are "extremely hazardous." The following roads in Cullman are closed, according to the City of Cullman Municipal Government Facebook page:

Larkwood: The bridge on Convert Road is closed which necessitates the following closures:

- Larkwood Drive, N.E. closed just passed Larkwood Court South entrance to Larkwood Court closed

- Larkwood Drive, just passed Chatteau Drive closed

- Larkwood Drive, between Barton Drive and Morning Drive

Carroll Acres: The bridge on Briarwood Drive, S.E. is closed which necessitates the following closures:

- Briarwood Drive, just before bridge

- Briarwood Drive, at the top of the hill

Childhaven Road, N.E.: The hill is closed between 13th Street, N.E. and Mitchell Road, N.E. which necessitates the following closures:

- 2nd Avenue at the intersection of 14th Street

- Main Avenue at the intersection of 13th Street

- Childhaven Road by the Trinity Baptist Church's Building

- Mitchell Road, N.E. at the intersection with Childhaven Road

Woodland Street, N.W.:

- The hill to Highway 31 is closed.

- Road closed sign at the intersection of Highway 31 and just east of the intersection with Edgewood Drive.

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