ALDOT closes lane on U.S. 280 after fiber optics break - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

ALDOT closes lane on U.S. 280 after fiber optics break

A view of the traffic backup from the WBRC FOX6 web cam of Highway 280 at Lakeshore Parkway. A view of the traffic backup from the WBRC FOX6 web cam of Highway 280 at Lakeshore Parkway.

Good Friday morning to you!

Clare will be live on the scene from Highway 280 where lane are closed as ALDOT works on a fiber optics break. 

While we are happy it's Friday, we will also never forget what happened 14-years ago this morning.  The 9/11 terrorist attacks.  We will spend some time today honoring the victims and thanking the men and women fighting against terrorism every day.  If you see something, say something!  Some other stories we are covering today:

You may be dealing with some fog as you get on the roadways. Mickey will update you on the forecast. Also, traffic could be affected, so Megan Hayes will keep you up to date on conditions and construction warnings.

Developing this morning, a Hueytown teenager faces charges after making threats against Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

We're now entering Day four of the special session. The House has approved a 25 cent cigarette tax increase and other revenue bills.  Two bills to transfer some tax money and borrow from the state's reserve fund did pass and will head to the Senate today.

We have more on a lightning strike near Tuscaloosa Central High School. A city school spokesperson says the lightning struck a tree in the front of the school.

The story of a quick thinking postmaster in Jacksonville credited for saving a baby's life.

Retired and active coal miners of Walter Energy are demanding answers about their retirement and healthcare benefits that are in jeopardy of being cut.

An Amtrak train collided with a tractor-trailer near the North Carolina-Virginia state line.

The United States tells the European Union that America will take in 10,000 migrants to relieve some pressure from the crisis overseas.

Later this year, Apple will add a number of new Emoji's. 

And the Good Day crew will have some fun in the 8 a.m. hour dancing with the man who recorded the original, Cha Cha Slide!

Get your Friday started with Good Day on WBRC Fox6 from 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., streaming live and on the WBRC News app!

Regards,

Mike Dubberly

Co-Host, Good Day Alabama

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