A Pike County Accident Could Close Roads For Hours
Pike County -
Mississippi Highway Patrol, of Troop M based in Brookhaven, reported that a call came in at 3:01am about an accident in Pike County. A FedEx 18-wheeler crashed. The truck was reported as carrying flammable materials. A HazMat crew was dispatched, and the truck has to be unloaded by hand due to the flammable contents.
MDOT says that the lanes affected are the I-55 Southbound outside lane and the outside shoulder on I-55 between Magnolia and the Louisiana state line. They are approximating that it will take about 9 hours to clear the accident.