Apartment fire in Addison displaces family with young children


From left, Addison Police Chief Luke Sheppard, Sgt. Tim Williams and Assistant Chief Greg Rooks look at a mattress where it is believed a fire started in a bedroom at Cardinal Apartments in Addison on Monday, displacing a family with young children.
ADDISON - A fire in a downstairs unit of Cardinal Apartments in Addison Monday, January, 22, displaced one family, including two small children, and caused eight other families to evacuate.

Railroad crossing in Lynn blocked by train


This Norfolk Southern train has been blocking the intersection with County Road 356 since 6 a.m. January 23, creating major problems for businesses on the other side

LYNN - A main railroad crossing in Lynn has been blocked since 6 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, by a Norfolk Southern train that appears to be unoccupied, creating a massive disruption for many businesses and great concern for first responders.

The train is currently blocking the intersection with County Road 356, which has blocked the best path navigable to several businesses, including Pace Industries, Millport Lumber and Winston Machinery.

Winston County offices remain closed Friday

DOUBLE SPRINGS- All Winston County offices remain closed Friday, January 19, after a week of closures due to weather, announced Commissioner David Cummings. Plans are to reopen offices on Monday, January 22, with an emergency commission meeting set 9:45 am, at the courthouse, Cummings added. 

Winston County Sheriff's officials have been working with local fire departments, ALEA troopers, and municipal law enforcement agencies this week helping motorists either stranded or having minor accidents due to icy roadways, according to Sheriff's Investigator Jacob Eward.

Haleyville, Winston County schools virtual Friday

HALEYVILLE - Due to secondary roads still being deemed impassible  as of Thursday morning as well as a water issue at Haleyville  City schools that could pose a problem about ice, the schools   will be virtual this Friday January 19, announced superintendent Dr Holly Sutherland.

"We are not risking employee or student safety by trying to open school when it is not safe to do so," Sutherland emphasized. 

Sutherland encouraged all students to refer to their grade level and  classroom platforms,  online work platforms and iReady or their virtual assignments.

All Haleyville roads to refreeze, become impassable

HALEYVILLE - Due to the threat of City streets refreezing, Mayor Ken Sunseri is deeming all roads impassible including the major highways such as 13, 195 and 129. The city's garbage schedule will be posted when employees can return to work. Plans are for employees to return to work by 10 am Thursday, January 18, weather permitting, the major says. The community safe room, which has been open as a warming station, will be closed at noon Thursday, the mayor added.

Bear Creek, Haleyville set council meeting times

BEAR CREEK - Bear Creek Mayor Rob Taylor has announced that their council meeting scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, January 17 at 5:30 will take place as usual  Any updates will be posted on the website weather-related this afternoon.  Taylor also  said that the Alabama Department of Transportation is working to clear the major Highway 13, but  city streets were still deemed impassable. 

County roads still deemed impassable today

WINSTON COUNTY - As of Wednesday morning, January 17, all Winston County roads were still deemed impassable, according to the Winston County Commission.

"We are just as anxious for this weather to break as anyone else, but with sub-freezing temperatures this morning and throughout most of the day today, we’re still deeming Winston County Roads impassable for right now,"  Winston County Commissioner for District 1 Rutger Hyche posted on his Facebook page.

City, county garbage collection postponed until road conditions improve

WINSTON COUNTY - Winston County Sanitation Department has postponed garbage collection for Tuesday, January 16, until roads are deemed passible after wintry weather, reports commissioner David Cummings. 

Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri stated there is much uncertainty on when City offices will reopen Tuesday. If City streets do not improve enough to reopen, city services such as garbage collection will remain halted.