Following yet another extensive swath of snow over the Midwest and Northeast to end this week, a new storm will take shape this weekend with a wide variety of precipitation and travel issues.
In the past few years, the number of tractor trailers on the Parkway has steadily increased. Rangers and dispatchers have been tracking the most common entrance and exit points for truck traffic in an attempt to reduce the number of trucks illegally accessing the Parkway.
Trucking companies fear driving time through Birmingham could double or even quadruple when the Alabama Department of Transportation closes the Interstate 59/20 bridges for demolition and replacement next fall.
Starting Saturday, Feb. 4, southbound lanes of I-75 will be closed south of Detroit to rebuild part of the bridge over the Rouge River.