Road closures due to accidents, ice in Central Mississippi


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – There are still reports of ice along a majority of roadways in Central Mississippi, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

There is ice on I-20 from Warren County to Newton County. Congestion was reported on I-20 W. at the Mississippi River Bridge in Vicksburg. Ice has also been reported on I-55 in the Jackson-metro area.

MDOT has reported disabled vehicles on I-20 and I-55, which could take hours to clear. The department also reported an accident on I-55 N. at I-220 S. Crews were able to clear the scene.

According to MDOT, a disabled vehicle blocked all westbound lanes of I-20 past Gallatin Street in Jackson. There was also a crash on the I-55 N. ramp to the I-20 exit in Jackson. Congestion was reported on I-20 W. at I-220 N. in Jackson.

MDOT also reported utility lines were down on MS 501 at Sherman Hill Road in Scott County. Both directions are affected by the delay.

The agency also reported debris on MS 12 at MS 17 in Holmes County. All lanes are blocked in both directions, and it could take crews eight hours to clear the scene.

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