Portion of Cahaba Valley Road closed to 1 lane for emergency road repairs; some schools in Oak Mountain community dismiss early

One lane closing for repairs on Highway 119
Published: Aug. 26, 2022 at 10:28 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 26, 2022 at 3:48 PM CDT
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COLUMBIANA, Ala. (WBRC) - A portion of Cahaba Valley Road in North Shelby County closed to one lane of traffic for emergency road repairs on Friday, August 26, 2022. Officials said it would affect afternoon school traffic and commuter traffic.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the Alabama Department of Transportation has closed State Highway 119, also known as Cahaba Valley Road, to one lane of traffic in the area of Broken Bow South.

Officials say the road closure is to address an emergency water utility repair.

Due to the closure, some schools in the Oak Mountain community dismissed early. OMES and OMIS dismissed at 12:45 p.m. OMMS dismissed at 1:30 p.m. OMHS dismissed at normal time, at 2:50 p.m.

Motorists are encouraged to identify alternate routes of travel. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Shelby County Highway Department have been in communication with the Shelby County Board of Education to make appropriate plans for afternoon bus traffic.

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