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JACKSON, MISS.—Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews continue to monitor and repair the impacts of ongoing flooding in multiple areas on state highways.

In Holmes County, crews are closely monitoring State Route 14 as water is beginning to slowly cross the roadway at Byrd Street.  MDOT will close the roadway if it is determined the road has become potentially unsafe to travel.

Crews are currently making repairs to State Route 16 just east of Yazoo City by sealing damage the roadway suffered earlier in the week.

Download video of SR 14 conditions at Byrd Street in Holmes County AND MDOT crews sealing SR 16 damage in Yazoo County HERE.

In Leake County, floodwaters receded enough for MDOT to safely reopen State Route 488 between State Route 35 and Whit Alford Road. Crews will continue monitoring conditions here and remain on standby to respond immediately should additional flooding occur.

Current closures (as of noon on February 14):

  • State Route 427 at State Route 16 in Leake County
  • U.S. Highway 80 at Mount Alban Road in Warren County

 

“Motorists should check road conditions prior to traveling this holiday weekend,” said Melinda McGrath, P.E., MDOT Executive Director. “MDOT crews will continue monitoring conditions and respond as needed. Please drive slow, stay alert for roadside crews and be aware of your surroundings.”

Stay updated on current road conditions at MDOTtraffic.com or download the MDOT Traffic mobile app. Motorists can also stay updated on closures and traffic information by following @MississippiDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

MDOT also has many helpful safety tips for driving in severe weather and avoiding flooding at GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms.

 

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