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Expect delays as road work begins

Motorists can expect delays when traveling on South Memorial Parkway, as a multi-million dollar road work project begins. Construction has begun on the $53.9-million project to complete the expressway and frontage roads between Golf Road and Whitesburg Drive. ALDOT says motorists should expect delays caused by temporary closures of the inside lanes of S. Memorial Pkwy. in various locations through the 1.5-mile construction zone. When possible, two lanes will remain open in each direction. Closures will generally begin after 9 a.m. for northbound lanes and end before 3 p.m. for southbound lanes.

1 dead in tractor trailer fire

One person is dead after a tractor trailer fire in Hoover. Northbound and southbound lanes are closed between Highway 31 and Highway 150 near Riverchase Galleria. The incident happened around 1 a.m. It's unclear if the 18-wheeler crashed before the fire broke out.

Cloudy Wednesday with highs nearing 60

You'll see increasing cloud cover this Wednesday morning with temperatures running a bit warmer than Tuesday morning. Lower and middle 40s will be common in the Huntsville Metro area and west towards the Shoals. The northeastern portions of the state will be cooler, some hovering in the lower 30s. Patchy fog is possible near rivers and lakes, primarily in Jackson and DeKalb Counties.

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