JACKSON – Friday, May 04, 2012 – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorists about a closure on US Highway 82 in Lowndes County.
All eastbound lanes of US Highway 82 at Old West Point Road Bridge have been closed due to an accident involving a truck which hit a bridge beam. It may take up to three hours for emergency crews to remove the beam from the roadway so that it can be reopened to traffic.
MDOT will update motorists as information becomes available.
MDOT regrets any inconveniences this closure may cause. Traffic delays in this area could occur, and alternate routes should be considered.
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 MSTraffic.com website while driving. MDOT’s number one concern is the safety of the traveling public.