JACKSON, MISS., Thursday, February 03, 2011— The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to announce a winter weather alert on roadway conditions for motorists traveling through the state.
Due to icy road conditions, there has been an accident (head on collision) on Highway 84 overpass over Highway 13 has been closed in both directions in Jefferson Davis County.
As the wintry weather has begun to plague the state, icy accumulation has been reported on bridges, overpasses and roadways in the following areas: Highway 25 (all directions), Highway 13 and Highway 487 in Leake County, I-220 at Medgar Evers in Hinds County, as well as Highway 25 westbound in Rankin County, Hinds County – particularly the I-55 Hinds County Flyover Bridge, on I-20 westbound at mile marker 152 in Lauderdale County, on I-20 in Rankin County, Tippah County as well as Copiah, Covington, Itawamba, Jefferson Davis, Kemper, Lafayette, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Marion, Newton, Noxubee, Panola, Pike, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Tallahatchie, Union, Walthall, and Yalobusha Counties. MDOT would like to ask all motorists when traveling over bridges and overpasses to please drive with extreme caution.
MDOT personnel are continuing to monitor to make sure that Mississippi roadways are safe. Crews are placing de-icing material on affected bridges and overpasses throughout the state. Motorist are encouraged to buckle up for safety, drive safely, stay alert and slow down, especially when driving in wintry weather conditions. MDOT will keep motorists posted on road conditions as information becomes available.
For the most up-to-date information in your area, please visit www.MSTraffic.com and sign up for your traffic alerts. Also, visit http://www.mstraffic.com/mobile to get the latest traffic information from MSTraffic.com on your mobile device. MDOT advises the public to pull off the road to a safe location if you need to check the www.mstraffic.com website while driving For more information, please contact MDOT Public Affairs Division at (601) 359-7074 or visitwww.GoMDOT.com.