MDOT Works to Open Roadways in Southwest Mississippi

Traffic Update:
MDOT Works to Open Roadways in Southwest Mississippi

WHO: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD).
WHERE: Over the weekend, MDOT crews made repairs to open Hwy 24 and Hwy 569 in Amite County without restrictions. Hwy 575 in Pike County remains closed.
LADOTD reports the following interstate flood closures in southeast Louisiana:
• I-12 East and West is closed between US 61 (Airline Highway) and I-55 (Hammond)
• I-10 East and West is closed between US 165 and I-49
• I-10 East and West is closed between Siegen Lane and LA 73
LADOTD reports there is a closure on the detour route for I-10 East and West between Siegen and LA 73. US 61 North and South is closed between Highland Road and Antioch Road. Northbound traffic is being detoured to LA 948 (the highland extension) to LA 73 (Jefferson Highway), to Antioch Road, and back to US 61 North. Southbound traffic is being detoured to Antioch Road, to LA 73 (Jefferson Highway), to LA 948 (the highland extension), and then to US 61 South. Travelers headed through Louisiana can find information regarding road closures at www.511la.org or by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).
WHAT: The public is still advised to drive carefully in these areas until all repairs have been made. Crews will continue to monitor and inspect roads and bridges impacted by recent storms through next week.

Hwy 24 Amite Co 2

Flooding is a top weather related killer. Most flood deaths occur at night when people become trapped in a stalled vehicle in a flooded area. Following these safety measures can help ensure you and your family’s safety on flooded roadways:
· Avoid already flooded areas. A flowing stream can carry a vehicle downstream.
· Never drive through a flooded area. Always remember to TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!
· If you are driving at night, be especially cautious as it is harder to recognize flood conditions.
· Never drive around a barricaded road.
· If your vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground. Rising water can engulf a vehicle and its occupants.

For the most current travel and road conditions, visit www.MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app in the App Store or Google Play store, or call 511.

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