Alabama DOT to Practice Lane Switching in Storm Evacutions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State troopers and highway workers are taking part in a two-day exercise on how to reverse the direction of traffic on Alabama interstates during a hurricane evacuation.

Governor Bob Riley is scheduled to speak to the troopers and transportation agency workers Tuesday afternoon.

By reversing traffic, state workers can make all four lanes of Interstate 65 one-way going north to make it easier for coastal residents to flee from an approaching storm.

Hurricane season begins June 1st.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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