JACKSON, MISS., Tuesday, February 15, 2011—The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to announce the following traffic alert to motorists traveling in Perry County.
Highway 98 beginning at the Forrest County Line to New Augusta is closed due to a traffic accident which involved several vehicles. The accident is being attributed to heavy smoke in the area due to a nearby fire. MDOT has also issued an Emergency Alert due to the smoke from Hwy 29 from New Augusta to Runnelstown.
It is thought that the accident scene could be closed for up to 5 hours. Motorists are advised to take an alternate route until the highway reopens to traffic.
More information can also be found at www.MsTraffic.com.