SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss.–Heavy rains over the past few days have left some Mississippi highways closed. You’ll have to find alternate routes to work and school.
The Miss. Dept. of Transportation reported Wednesday morning that Hwy. 540 was closed near Dabbs Creek after flooding took the creek over the highway in some spots.
Highway 427 one quarter mile south of Edinburg in Leake County was also closed due to flooding.
In Clarke County Hwy. 512 near Hwy. 18 was also closed due to flooding.
In Jones County I-59’s northbound lanes were being affected by flooding near the Sndersville exit. The lanes were not closed, but MDOT said you can expect delays.
Some of the rivers and creeks that flooded were expected to crest later this week. Following that water was expected to go down, clearing some of the affected areas.
You can get the latest updates from MDOT here: http://www.mdottraffic.com/default.aspx?showMain=true
You may also expect some closures and delays on county roads not serviced by MDOT.