Alabama accidents rocket during winter storm

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 4, 2014 

Alabama Department of Public Safety officials reported Tuesday afternoon that vehicular accidents soared during the winter storm that iced-over numerous Southern cities last week, according to a press release.

According to the release, 249 crashes across the state were reported Jan. 28 — about thrice the average number reported daily. On Jan. 29, when icy roads shut in many Chattahoochee Valley residents, 172 crashes were reported. Thursday saw 188 crashes, and 122 crashes were reported on Friday.

Alabama State Troopers typically respond to 84 crashes a day.

The number of serious injuries or fatalities resulting from the weather was not included in the release.

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