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  • Winter Storm Watch

    Valleywx.com: Ice Accumulation likely early Thursday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The National Weather Service has now included Madison County in its Winter Storm Watch. Northwest Alabama had already been included in the watch because it is the area with the highest chance of ice accumulations of around a quarter of an inch. The Winter Storm Watch is effective until 3 p.m. on Thursday.      

  • The bridge on Brownsboro Road is closed Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (Photo: Melissa Riopka/WHNT News 19)

    Bridge on Brownsboro Road is closed, forcing road closure

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Drivers in an area of Madison County may need to find an alternate route this morning County officials say a washed out bridge has forced Brownsboro Road to close between Wall Road and Stone Road. A spokesperson for the county issued an alert just before 6:30 a.m.  Again, drivers are being asked to avoid this area.

  • Winter Weather Watches and Warnings March 3

    Valleywx.com: Ice accumulations likely Thursday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ice accumulation remains likely across the Tennessee Valley later this week. The valley is not under a winter storm watch yet, but Ben Smith says that could change later Tuesday afternoon. Ben has a detailed post on this latest winter weather event on our weather blog, valleywx.com. Ben says the best chance of accumulating ice and snow will be across northwest Alabama late Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures are not likely to get above freezing Thursday.  Travel […]

  • Ben Wed AM Snow Total Forecast

    Valleywx.com: Timeline & updated snowfall forecast for Wednesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tennessee Valley residents should be making last-second preparations this morning ahead of snow expected to develop this afternoon and continue through the evening. Meteorologist Ben Smith says snow and sleet should begin out to the west between 10 a.m. an noon.  The snow will spreads across the valley through the afternoon and evening before tapering off around midnight. Most of the Tennessee Valley could see between two and four inches of snow with higher amounts south […]

  • Highway 53 & Jeff Road in Madison County. (Photo by: Jeff Gray)

    Tuesday Weather Update: Road conditions & school delays

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This morning sleet and snow falls across the Tennessee Valley. Reports come from Madison County to Sand Mountain and Lookout Mountain of mixed precipitation.  There will be slick spots on the way to work this morning. Click here for a link to Ben Smith’s latest blog post on what to expect Tuesday and beyond in the Tennessee Valley. Road Conditions: Huntsville: WHNT News 19’s Jeff Gray reports ice is a concern on Interstate 565 east near […]

  • Fire at 7 Pines Circle (Photo: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    UPDATE: Seven people injured in early-morning condo fire off Sparkman Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Firefighters evacuated an condo complex due to an early-morning fire Tuesday.  Nine firefighting units responded to the fire at Cobblestone Condominiums just before 3 a.m. WHNT News 19’s Jeff Gray reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the complex in Huntsville.  Six units were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Captain Frank McKenzie said the fire is still under investigation, but it likely started in one of the upstairs condos. We’re told seven people were injured. […]

  • HV CHALET CIRCLE HOUSE FIRE

    Update: Crews work to put out hot spots due to house fire in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Firefighters are working to put out hot spots following a house fire this morning in Huntsville. The Huntsville Fire Department issued an alert around 6:15 a.m.  The house is located at 4306 Chalet Circle in Huntsville. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire just before 7 a.m. We’re told the homeowner was the one who called authorities.  That person was able to get out safely and was not injured. The fire apparently started in the attic.  No […]

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    Words from Captivity: Kayla Mueller’s final letter to her family

    Pentagon leaders say there is “no doubt” ISIS is responsible for the death of American hostage Kayla Mueller. CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley shared some of Mueller’s thoughts as she composed her final letter home to her parents,  written from the confines of her cell. Click here to watch the story.

  • HV Fatal Wreck Brownsferry

    Huntsville police investigating fatal wreck on Huntsville Brownsferry Rd.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – One person died in a wreck Monday morning on Huntsville Brownsferry Road. It happened near the intersection of Gray Road.  HEMSI paramedics, along with Huntsville police and firefighters, responded just before 5 a.m. Authorities arrived to find a vehicle off the road and in a ditch.  The driver was killed. A portion of Huntsville Brownsferry Road was blocked between Gray Road and Bowers Road.

  • WHNT.com

    Fort Payne woman killed in three-vehicle wreck

    RAINSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Fort Payne woman is dead following a three-vehicle wreck in Rainsville. Alabama state troopers say 65-year-old Judy Lingerfelt died in the wreck on Alabama Highway 35. Troopers responded to the scene just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.  They say Lingerfelt was wearing her seat belt at the time. No one else was injured.

  • MA HWY 231 WRECK

    NEW: Man killed in Highway 231-431 hit-and-run identified

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The name of the man killed after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run early this morning has been released.  Madison County coroner officials says James E. Helton Jr., 63, of Meridianville  was killed. Deputies responded to the scene on Highway 231-431 after a driver called 911 just before 2:30 a.m. about a man walking on the road.  Deputies found the man’s body lying on the road a few minutes later around 2:45 a.m. Investigators […]

  • Image Provided By: Pennsylvania Cable Network

    Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow; six more weeks of winter!

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (WHNT) – There will be six more weeks of winter, at least according to the country’s most famous groundhog. Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his home just before 6:30 a.m. to report he did see his shadow.  Tradition dictates that means another six weeks of winter. Click here for a link to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club website to find more information on this morning’s Groundhog Day festivities.

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