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Traffic Reporter Jerry Howell Celebrates 20 Years With Alabama News Network

Our very own traffic reporter Jerry Howell is celebrating a big milestone with Alabama News Network. Jerry has been our “eyes in the sky” for 20 years now, joining the Alabama News Network team in July of 1999. Since then, Jerry has had a bird’s eye view not only to the growing amount of cars on Montgomery’s roadways, but the…

4th of July Travel Safety

As many people finalize their plans for the 4th of July holiday, local law enforcement has a strong warning for everyone: do not get behind the wheel of a car drunk and do not put innocent lives in danger. Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey says Alabama is now 5th in the nation for traffic fatalities.  One in three of…

Downtown Road Opens to Two-Way Traffic

If you take Washington Avenue in downtown Montgomery, you will notice some major changes.  A portion of the road, from South Court Street to South Lawrence Street, has changed from a one-way to a two-way street. Michael Breen works near the intersection of Washington Avenue and South Court Street, which is now an all-way stop.  He has mixed opinions on…

ALDOT Officials Expect Delays To Continue Along Evacuation Routes

As Hurricane Michael evacuees continue to wait out the storm in Central Alabama, Alabama’s Department of Transportation (ALDOT) says you can expect some delays on the roadways. Major routes in Southeast Alabama including Highway 231, 331 and 431 and Alabama Highway 167 were congested leading up to Hurricane Michael’s landfall Thursday afternoon. Thousands traveled into Central Alabama from the Florida…

Multi-Vehicle Accident closes I-85

1/5IMG_4696 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5IMG_4692 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5IMG_4693 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5IMG_4694 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5IMG_46951 Show Caption Hide Caption  The southbound lanes of I-85 are closed after several vehicles were involved in an accident with a semi-truck. The crash occurred near the Waugh exit just after 8:00 this morning. Police are directing traffic to…

Fatal Accident on I-85 South

State troopers are on the scene to investigate a deadly multi-car accident in the south bound lane of Interstate 85 near the Waugh Exit.  Two people have been killed in this crash and one of the south bound lanes has been re-opened. Stay with Alabama News Network for more information. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: Alabama State Troopers, car accident, Interstate…

Expect Delays at Major Montgomery Intersection Friday Morning

Montgomery police say the traffic lights at the Vaughn Road and Eastern Boulevard intersection will be turned off at 9:00 a.m. Friday for repairs. Officers will be directing traffic, but they  advise drivers to expect delays, and consider an alternate route. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: Eastern Blvd, MPD, traffic, Traffic Delays, Vaughn Rd

Alabama Has Cheapest Gasoline!

....just as Thanksgiving travelers return home.

Alabama has the cheapest gasoline in the country right now—-just as many people are driving home after Thanksgiving. AAA has posted a map showing the average price in each state and a breakdown by county—Alaska has the highest price per gallon of regular—–$3.25 ….just over a dollar more expensive than Alabama’s $2.23 a gallon. On top of that, we have…

Crash Closes On-Ramp to Eastern Blvd from I-85 South

A two-vehicle crash closed the ramp from I-85 South onto Eastern Boulevard Tuesday night.   Officials with the Montgomery Police Department say the wreck does involve possibly life threatening injuries.  The ramp will be closed until the crash is cleared. No further information is available at this time. Categories: News Tags: Local News, Montgomery News, traffic

Traffic Fatalities Cut in Half this Labor Day

Alabama State Troopers investigated half as many traffic fatalities during this past Labor Day weekend as during the same period in 2015. During the holiday travel period, which began at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, and ran through midnight Monday, Sept. 5, Troopers investigated five deaths in Autauga, Calhoun, Houston, Madison and Talladega counties. Four of the five individuals killed…