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  • Vehicle overturned on Highway 72 westbound on Chapman Mountain. (Photo by: Dave Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

    Update: Three-vehicle wreck cleared on Highway 72; traffic slowly returning to normal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Traffic is slowly returning to normal after a three-vehicle wreck on westbound Highway 72 at the top of Chapman Mountain. One of the vehicles ended up on its side.  Traffic was down to one lane on both the east and westbound sides while crews worked to clear the scene. All lanes of Highway 72 are now back open. One person is believed to have been injured in this wreck.

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    Police respond to burglary at AT&T Wireless

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police are on the scene of a burglary at a Huntsville cell phone store. The alarm at AT&T Wireless went off around 4:00 a.m.  The store is located at the corner of Whitesburg Drive and Airport Road. Police arrived at the store to find the side door had been smashed in. Officers brought in a K9 unit to help clear the building. Now police are waiting for the store’s managers to arrive to help determine exactly […]

  • New No. 1: Crimson Tide tops latest College Football Playoff rankings

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – College football has a new top-ranked team, at least as far as the new College Football Playoff Selection Committee is concerned. The Alabama Crimson Tide is now in the top spot in the latest rankings released Tuesday night. Here’s a look at the top four teams that would qualify for the playoff: Alabama Oregon Florida State Mississippi State The Crimson Tide earned the committee’s top spot after handing previously top-ranked Mississippi State its first loss of the […]

  • Cold temperatures lead to frost on vehicles at a Huntsville car dealership on South Memorial Parkway.

    Valleywx.com: Wednesday’s record cold start

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Another day of cold temperatures in the Tennessee Valley. Huntsville tied a record low at 3 a.m. with a temperature of 21 degrees. The picture included tells the story.  It shows frost on a car at a dealership on South Memorial Parkway near Drake Avenue in Huntsville. Meteorologist Ben Smith says we can expect a milder afternoon today.  However, the temperatures will still be below average. Ben breaks down what to expect today, as well as […]

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    Why you may see a helicopter hovering in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – You may see a helicopter hovering over part of Madison County over the next three days starting this morning. The Tennessee Valley Authority will be using a helicopter to install equipment and transmission lines in the area of Moores Mill and Winchester Roads. The work is scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. through Wednesday. The new transmission line will provide power to Huntsville Utilities’ Charity Lane Substation. Authorities will be posted […]

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    Traffic Update: Wall Triana Bridge in Madison opens to traffic

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Good news if the work on the Wall Triana bridge project has been affecting your daily commute. The bridge has opened after being closed for several months. The bridge is between Eastview Drive and Brownsferry Road. Mayor Trulock says the new bridge will be safer and have a third lane for traffic. Contractors still have final clean-up items to complete and the pavement must cure for at least two weeks prior to final striping.  The city urges drivers […]

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    Police warn drivers about patches of ice in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Police in Madison are urging drivers to use caution this morning. Police say patches of ice have formed near the intersection of Gillespie and Balch Roads. Please drive safe this morning. The weather where you live forecast calls for a high of 40 degrees today in the Tennessee Valley and a low of 23 degrees.  

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    Firefighters respond to house fire in Triana

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Firefighters are working to put out hot spots after a house fire in the Triana area this morning. Crews responded to the home on the 200 block of Arnett road just before 6:00 a.m. Firefighters have been able to extinguish the flames.  However, there still is some smoke coming from the house. No one was injured.

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    Redstone Arsenal issues noise alert ahead of demolition

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – Redstone Arsenal leaders say people should expect to hear loud noises coming from the installation today. The United States Army Aviation & Missile Command’s Safety Office will conduct routine demolition work this afternoon.  The work will be on the southern part of Redstone Arsenal and is expected to continue through Friday, November 14. A spokesman says low cloud cover and other conditions could cause any loud noises to carry farther than normal.

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    Shake-Up sparks debate in latest college football rankings

    (WHNT) – The College Football Playoff Committee announced its most recent rankings Tuesday evening, and there’s a bit of a shuffle that has sparked some debate. Here’s a look at the committee’s top four teams as of Tuesday, November 11: Mississippi State Oregon Florida State TCU The top four teams will participate in college football’s first playoff with the winner being crowned national champion. The Alabama Crimson Tide remains on the outside looking in in the number five spot, despite […]

  • Utility crews work to remove a downed power pole on Governors Drive in Huntsville. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Downed utility pole impacts morning traffic on Governors Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A downed power pole on Governors Drive caused a delay for many people Wednesday morning. Crews with Huntsville Utilities were able to get a new utility pole up around 6:00 a.m.  They had it fixed by about 7 a.m. Huntsville Police sent an alert just after 4:00 a.m. about a wreck on Governors Drive.  We arrived on the scene to find a downed utility pole near Covemont Drive. Traffic was initially down to one lane with intermittent […]

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    UPDATE: New charges filed against men accused in cell phone burglaries, high speed chase that ended inside Arsenal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Four people face additional charges in a recent cell phone burglary investigation. Last Wednesday, Huntsville Police arrested the men after a high-speed chase that ended just inside Redstone Arsenal Gate 10.  The situation caused heavy backups for drivers trying to get on the Arsenal that morning. Gate 10 was also closed for more than two hours due to the crash site, which was just inside the gate. Police say it appears to be connected to two early […]

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