Vandals knock out ALDOT cameras and message boards

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Vandals and a car crash are being blamed for knocking out the ALDOT message boards and online traffic cameras in the Birmingham area.

The Alabama Department of Transportation told FOX6 News vandals damaged the fiber line that connects the communication for the cameras and digital message boards.  Also, ALDOT said a driver crashed a car into a power pole that also damaged a board.

ALDOT said it is now trying to repair the fiber line, but did not know when the boards and cameras would be back online.