Cullman woman killed in wreck
A Cullman woman was killed Wednesday morning in a wreck that shut down Interstate 65 South for at least two hours. According to information officer Debra Teague of the Alabama Department of Public Safety, Ginger Michelle Nabors, 29, of Cullman was killed in a wreck that also involved two tractor-trailers. Teague said she couldn’t specify how the wreck occurred because a finished accident report was not complete. The wreck occurred near mile marker 283 between Warrior and Hayden at about 10:50 a.m. Teague could also not confirm if there were any passengers in Nabors’ vehicle, though media reports have said that her two children were also injured in the crash. She did say that Nabors was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.
“Oklahoma!” begins next week
The Gardendale Arts Council’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” is scheduled to run July 26-28 at the Gardendale Civic Center. Tickets for the show are $10 and can be purchased at the Gardendale Civic Center.
BWW: Drought conditions remain
Despite recent rainfall in Jefferson County, Birmingham Water Works officials said they are not ready to lift Stage Three drought restrictions just yet, according to a press release. Officials see the recent rain as normal for this time of year. The release said July, normally a wet month, is followed by three of the driest months of the year, September, August and October. In light of these facts and the U.S. Drought Monitor still labeling the BWW service area as “Exceptional” and the Palmer Index categorizing it as “Extreme,” the BWW will remain at a Stage Three of its Drought Management Plan. Exceptional is the highest and worst category of the U.S. Drought Monitor. “We believe that it is more prudent for us to remain in Stage Three for now,” said Mac Underwood, BWW General Manager. “We really appreciate our customers’ sacrifices and efforts to cut back and reduce water consumption. We all need to work together for the benefit of the entire community.”