Ribbon Cutting for Grand Re-Opening of I-85 Rest Area in Lanett

Alabama’s tourism industry has been at an all time high and now tourists have another area to rest at while they travel. Friday morning was the grand re-opening of the newly renovated rest area on I-85 in Lanett. Governor Kay Ivey participated in cutting the ribbon of the 15,000 square foot facility. Governor Ivey wants the new rest area to…

Pedestrian Killed in East Montgomery Accident

Montgomery Police say one person has died following a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in East Montgomery. Cpl. Tyneshia James said it happened around 8:00PM Friday night on I-85 near Chantilly Parkway. Cpl. James said the pedestrian died from their injuries. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Categories: Crime,…

I-85 Traffic Backed Up After Pedestrian Hit

I-85 Northbound near Ann Street

From MPD: “Two lanes on 85-Northbound at Ann Street are closed due to a crash involving a pedestrian. The adult male pedestrian sustained life threatening injuries and has been transported to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. Motorists are encouraged to take an alternate route.”   Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: I-85, pedestrian hit…

Alabama Dept. of Transportation’s Christmas Messages on I-85

Don't be naughty!

The DOT folks have a sense of humor. Here are the two  messages on the I-85 message boards near the Ann Street Exit:     Categories: Montgomery, News, Statewide Tags: Alabama Department of Transportation, Christmas messages, I-85

I-86/I-65 Traffic Snarled

18 Wheeler Overturned

  An 18 wheeler truck has overturned …. and traffic is being diverted off I-85 Southbound to Day Street I-65 Northbound. The accident is likely going to impact Friday afternoon rush hour traffic. Jerry Howell will have the latests traffic information on Alabama News Network starting at 5:00 PM. Categories: Montgomery Tags: I-65, I-85, overturned truck

Troopers: Deadly Crash on I-85 NB; At Least Two Fatalities

A deadly crash is affecting traffic on I-85. State Troopers say multiple vehicles are involved and there are at least two fatalities. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of the highway between mile markers 24 and 25 near shorter. Authorities have not said when they expect to have the scene cleared. Keep checking  www.alabamanews.net for the latest updates on…

Two Killed in I-85 Head-On Collision

Two people were killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 85. State troopers say the accident occurred Sunday in Macon County near Shorter. Sixty-five-year-old James Patrick Owens of Vestavia was killed when the 2008 Cadillac DTS he was driving collided head-on with a 2008 Dodge Charger before leaving the roadway. The charger caught fire, and troopers said the driver of…

13-Year-Old Dies After I-85 Crash Near Shorter

 A teen has died after a two-car wreck on Interstate 85. Troopers say a 13 year old boy from Louisiana died when the truck he was riding in left the road and hit a guardrail. That crash happened I-85 north, near the Shorter exit. The victim was was taken to the hospital where he later died. No word yet on…