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Huntsville and Madison County on Monday began a new week with slick roads and dangerous weather conditions, less than a week after heavy snow blanketed the area.

Madison County awoke to a blanket of snow and widespread power outages on Wednesday.

    The anticipated snowfall began to turn Madison County white Tuesday afternoon, with roads beginning to get slick.

Roads and streets in Madison County are covered with snow and temperatures continue to fall, officials said Thursday afternoon.

Madison County Quorum Court members are asking voters to nearly double the county’s sales and use tax – increasing it by 1.75% – during the Nov. 8 General Election to fund a jail and its maintenance and operations after the Washington County Detention Center canceled its contract to house Madison County detainees in December.

At the end of 2014, Madison County announced it was voluntarily closing its jail after failing to pass a one-cent sales tax and failing multiple inspections for more than a decade. Voters had rejected sales-tax increases for jail improvements in 2008 and 2013.

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