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ALDOT expands roadside assistance program to Lee, Chambers counties

The free program will assist with vehicle crashes, debris, and more along I-85.
The free program will assist with vehicle crashes, debris, and more along I-85.(Source: Alabama Department of Transportation)
Published: Feb. 8, 2022 at 9:06 PM EST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVM) - The Alabama Department of Transportation is expanding its roadside assistance program, ASAP, to the eastern side of the state. ASAP is an acronym for Alabama Service and Assistance Patrol.

With this program, ASAP will be on Interstate 85 in Lee and Chambers counties providing assistance with vehicle crashes, icy roads, stalled vehicles, debris, or other obstruction preventing the normal flow of traffic.

Starting Monday, February 14, ASAP will have one driver available on I-85 from exit 50 in Lee County to the Georgia state line on weekdays from 1:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

ALDOT officials say the focus of this program is to minimize interstate traffic congestion and assist drivers with getting to a safe place off the roadside.

This program is already available in other parts of the state including Montgomery and Birmingham.

While it is not a towing service, ASAP will offer services to assist drivers in getting to a safe location. Examples of services provided include changing a flat tire and giving a battery a jump start.

The services provided by ASAP are at no cost to drivers. Stranded motorists can reach ASAP during operating hours by calling 334-832-1784.

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