Storms cause flash flooding in Jackson-metro area Wednesday


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Flash flooding has been reported in the Jackson-metro area. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flash flood warning for Hinds and Rankin counties until 5:15 p.m.

A 12 News viewer sent pictures of flooding along Fleetwood Drive in South Jackson.

There have also been reports of flooding along Highway 80 near Roses in Pearl and on Post Road and Tanglewood Drive in Clinton.

During the storms, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reported an accident on I-55 N. at the Elton Road exit in Hinds County. Crews shutdown the northbound lanes while they worked to clear the scene.

Due to the rain, the Mississippi Braves game with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Wednesday afternoon at Trustmark Park was suspended in the bottom of the fifth inning, with the game tied at 3-3. 

The game will resume on Thursday at 5:35 p.m. and be played through nine innings, with a seven-inning contest to follow, 30 minutes after the conclusion of the suspended game. 

Fans with tickets to Wednesday’s game can exchange their ticket for any ticket of equal or lesser value based on availability for any remaining 2021 M-Braves home game. Tickets for Friday’s game can be used for entry to both contests. All exchanges must be made at the Trustmark Park Box Office.

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