At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Morgan County Commission authorized Brandy Davis, county Emergency Management Agency director, to advertise for a specialist position  paying $17.37 to $22.67 an hour.

Though the Alabama Department of Transportation has cleared most ice and snow left by Wednesday’s winter storm from the travel lanes of state routes, any moisture remaining will likely refreeze tonight and pose a hazard.

The Alabama Department of Transportation cleared routes of snow and ice across much of north Alabama today, but it said hazardous conditions still exist and motorists should refrain from unnecessary travel.

A temporary shelter at The Boom Boom Room at 1580 W. Moulton St. will open at 4:30 p.m. today and will stay open as long as deemed necessary, according to Sue Terrell, executive director of Hands Across Decatur.

The winter weather that closed schools and businesses the past two days will move out of the area today, according to the National Weather Service, but no public schools in Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties will be offering traditional classes.