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Agencies get funds to improve air quality, reduce congestion

Jan. 20, 2020 11:26 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Road and transit agencies across southeastern Michigan have been awarded a total of $86 million to improve air quality and reduce congestion. The federal funding for the seven-county region is part of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, according to the Southeast...

Authorities: Man dies in fiery Tesla crash in California

Jan. 20, 2020 12:36 AM EST

Authorities say a driver has died after a speeding Tesla Model S crashed and caught fire in California. KGO-TV reports the car lost control Saturday at an intersection in the city of Pleasanton east of San Francisco. Police said the car crashed into a traffic signal, a sign and cement wall at an apartment...

Snowplows back at work to clear Minnesota roads after storm

Jan. 19, 2020 11:13 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota snowplow operators across the southern third part of the state were working Sunday to clear roads from a winter storm that blanketed streets and highways over two days. Motorists have experienced hazardous driving conditions on highways that were covered with ice and drifting...

Southbound Open Road Toll lanes at I-95 to close Tuesday

Jan. 19, 2020 9:31 AM EST

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation plans to temporarily close the Open Road Toll lanes at the Hampton Toll Plaza on Interstate 95 for maintenance work. The southbound lanes will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21. These closures are necessary in order to...

The new Interstate 59/20 in Birmingham, Ala., is shown in this aerial photo made with a drone on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Officials say a new, mile-long section of highway is opening after a yearlong shutdown that forced drivers to take city streets or a perimeter highway to travel through Alabama's largest city. (Joe Songer/The Birmingham News via AP)

Interstate 59/20 set to reopen through Birmingham

Jan. 18, 2020 4:40 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Months of headaches for daily commuters, long-haul drivers and downtown businesses are coming to an end as Interstate 59/20 reopens through Alabama's largest city. Workers have virtually completed finishing touches like yellow striping and installing signs on a mile-long section of...

Upper Midwest residents wait out blizzard at end of storm

Jan. 18, 2020 4:39 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Most residents in the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota were spending Saturday indoors while high winds at the back of a powerful winter storm created blowing snow that shut down highways, closed businesses and postponed events. A blizzard warning was in effect until Saturday evening...

Wyoming highways close to prevent stranded travelers

Jan. 18, 2020 12:59 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials have shut down long stretches of highway across the southern part of the state due to winter conditions and as a precaution against travelers becoming stranded without services. State Department of Transportation officials say that some areas, including stretches of...

Winter storm blamed for at least 1 Nebraska crash fatality

Jan. 18, 2020 12:20 PM EST

HERSHEY, Neb. (AP) — A winter storm that raked the state Friday snarled traffic for hundreds of drivers and caused at least one death on Interstate 80, the Nebraska State Patrol reported Saturday. The patrol said that driver was killed around 11:30 a.m. Friday when the pickup he was driving eastbound near...

North Carolina teen accused of shooting at cars

Jan. 17, 2020 7:08 PM EST

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A teenager has been accused of shooting at cars on a North Carolina highway, authorities said. The Wilson County Sheriff's Office said on Friday that the unidentified 14-year-old will be charged in juvenile court with 20 counts of discharging a barreled weapon into an occupied vehicle...

Chains required on I-80, 2 feet of snow above Lake Tahoe

Jan. 17, 2020 1:56 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Chain restrictions remain in effect on U.S. Interstate 80 after a winter storm dumped more than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow on the top of some ski resorts around Lake Tahoe. Chains were required Friday on all but four-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on a 50-mile (80-kilometer)...