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Roadscapes Wednesday: Birmingham Area Traffic Twitter Followers


So if you live in the Birmingham Metro, you know traffic can get pretty bad.  Do I even have to tell you about U.S. 280!  Since many people are active on social media and have smartphones, I thought I would use this post to highlight the people on Twitter you need to follow for traffic updates.  Since ALDOT does not use social media for highway updates, (I wonder why?) The media in the Birmingham Metro has to keep the travelers up to date with traffic information.  Here are four Twitter accounts you need to follow!

Traffic Mike Birmingham @TrafficMike_BHM

Mike Smith from is the newest Twitter traffic follower in the Birmingham Metro.  He  continues the traffic and road reporting replacing Driving Ms. Crazy.  Not only you should follow him on Twitter for traffic updates.  You can also follow his articles on talking about the roads in the Birmingham Metro.  Click on the link to read them:

FOX 6 Traffic @FOX6Traffic

FOX 6 has had great traffic and road coverage on their newscasts.  Derek Scudder and Britton Lynn provides traffic updates through Twitter and during the Good Day Alabama broadcast.  If you watch Good Day Alabama, you see numerous traffic updates and they even will broadcast images sent in from Twitter!

James Spann @Spann

Why would I mention a weather related Twitter account?  Because James Spann will often re-tweet traffic information from others on Twitter.  Along with the traffic information, you will get weather information, awesome weather photos, breaking news information, and other interesting stuff!  If you live in Alabama, you need to be following James Spann!

TTN Birmingham @TotalTrafficBHM

Want a Twitter account that is nothing but traffic updates.  Then you need to follow Total Traffic Birmingham.  This account will provide numerous traffic updates on the Birmingham area roads and nothing else!

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