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Alabama Roads

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Alabama Department of Transportation released an update on the status of state roads this morning.

Portions of roads remained closed in six counties early this morning due to downed power lines and trees caused by Hurricane Dennis.

However, highway officials reopoened the Bankhead Tunnel in Mobile shortly after 6 a-m today.

Crews have cleared trees and are helping with traffic control in affected areas while local utility workers and officials begin repairs.

Most state routes are open this morning. Some isolated closures remain in effect in Wilcox, Perry, Clarke, Monroe, Autauga and Baldwin counties.

Road closings include:

  • Alabama 22 in Roanoke in Randolph County, due to trees and
    power lines in roads.

  • State Route 5 in Dallas County has one lane closed at the
    Highway 80 overpass because of an earth slide due to flooding.

  • A 30-mile portion of Alabama 154 is closed in Clarke County
    because of downed trees.

  • Alabama 21 is closed at mile marker 84 because of downed power
    lines and trees.

  • Alabama 47 is closed at mile marker 41 because of power lines
    in the road.

  • Alabama 49 in Wilcox County is closed because of multiple
    downed power lines.

  • The rest area on Interstate 65 at Clanton is closed due to a
    power outage.


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