Ala Troopers Handled 731 Wrecks in Winter Storm

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama state troopers handled more than twice as many wrecks as normal during the snow and ice storm that paralyzed parts of the state last week.

Troopers released statistics Tuesday showing officers investigated a total of 731 accidents from Tuesday through Friday. Roads were either frozen over or blocked with abandoned vehicles across a wide area during those days.

Troopers on average would handle about 336 wrecks over a four-day period.

Tuesday was the worst day for wrecks, with troopers handling 249. The state police investigative 84 crashes statewide on a typical day.

The state statistics don't include accidents that were handled by city police or county sheriff's deputies.

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