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Alabama - The Heart of Dixie, with the the second-largest inland waterway system in the U.S., and growing populations and industry
Alabama's climate can contribute to accidents in the region
The state is classified as humid subtropical, with the average annual temperature of 64 °F. Generally, Alabama has very hot summers and mild winters with copious precipitation throughout the year. Alabama receives an average of 56 inches of rainfall annually. Hailstorms occur occasionally in the spring and summer, but are seldom destructive. Thunderstorms occur throughout the year - they are most common in the summer, but most severe in the spring and fall, when destructive winds and tornadoes occasionally occur. Hurricanes are quite common in the state, especially in the southern part, and major hurricanes occasionally strike the coast which can be very destructive.
Major roadways in Alabama
Interstate 10 enters the state from Mississippi near Grand Bay, Alabama.
I-20 runs from the Mississippi state line, northeast through Tuscaloosa, through its junction with I-459, and into Birmingham.
I-59 runs with I-20 from the Mississippi state line, northeast through Tuscaloosa, through its junction with I-459, and into Birmingham.
I-22 presently enters Alabama from Mississippi near Hamilton. It roughly follows the current US-78, before reaching the Birmingham metropolis.
I-65 is the major north-south route in the state, and Alabama's longest interstate and third-longest numbered route.
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Most recent accident reports
A five-year-old girl was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Bibb County Friday evening. Six other people were injured in the crash, which occurred on Hopewell Church Road north of Centreville, according to a press release from the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
A car crash in Northport Thursday night killed a woman and hurt three others, including a child, according to a representative for the Northport Fire Department.
Authorities say a 49-year-old woman was killed Thursday when the car she was driving crashed on Interstate 85 in Opelika.
The Lee County coroner pronounced Terrie Cherie Reed of LaFayette, Ala., dead of multiple injuries after the one-car wreck.
A Jasper man was killed when his car struck a semi-truck in Graysville.
The Deputy Jefferson County Coroner stated that 49-year-old Charles Maurice Rice died at the scene of the wreck Friday.
Two children from North Carolina died in a five-vehicle crash in southwest Alabama.
State troopers said 7-year-old Naziya Gillis and 9-year-old Nadir Gillis of Camp LeJune, N.C., were killed when the Dodge Challenger in which they were riding was struck by a tractor-trailer truck.
The southbound lane of Interstate 65 was closed near Atmore late Sunday after at least two people were killed and one critically injured in a multi-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler.
A fuel spill resulting from an overturned 18-wheeler wreck has closed a section of Interstate 20/59 eastbound near Valley Road, according to police.
A 26-year-old Birmingham man died early Thursday after crashing into a utility pole in Bessemer, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.
The victim has been identified as Christopher Amon Wilson, Deputy Coroner Phillip Russell said.
Four employees at a plant in Pinson were injured Saturday afternoon in an explosion, and authorities have not yet determined the cause of the blast.
Center Point Fire Department personnel responded to a report of an explosion at Pinson Valley Heat Treating Co. around noon.