Northwest End of Riverside Boulevard Closed Today, Tomorrow

NORFOLK - Today’s forecast calls for a high of about 86 degrees in the Norfolk area, but Madison County road crews are preparing for winter. A section of Riverside Boulevard between Highway 81 and Alaska Avenue, near the Country Club, is open to only local traffic today and tomorrow as crews shave down the shoulders on the road. Jeff Schroeder with the Madison County Road Department says the shoulders are higher than the boulevard, causing ice buildup when snow melts.  Schroeder says the road will be barricaded today and tomorrow between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. because of the trucks and other heavy equipment in the area. He recommends that those who can use an alternate route consider that option to save time and prevent accidents.