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Accident on Mission 66 snarling traffic

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Photo by David Day

A two-vehicle wreck that occurred around 10:30 a.m. Friday is obstructing traffic on Mission 66 near the Chamber of Commerce.

According to Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk, one person is being transported to Merit Health River Region for treatment. The extent of their injuries is unknown, but appear to be mild to moderate.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution and avoid the area if possible as officials work to clear the roadway. Expect delays in the area until about 11:30 a.m. Friday.

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Section of Cherry Street closed Tuesday

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Tuesday, Dec. 1, beginning at 8 a.m., Cherry Street between Chambers Street and East Avenue will be closed for the day.

According to Garnett Van Norman, Director of Public Works for the city, the closure is due to utility repairs being conducted by Entergy.

The closure is expected to have that section of the street closed throughout the day.

Please make plans to take an alternative route.

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Huge pothole closes down I-20 on-ramp

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(photo by Sean Wright)

Numerous vehicles were damaged Friday night after hitting a pothole on the Interstate 20 eastbound ramp from Indiana Avenue.

Apparently, the pothole expanded Friday due to the rain. One victim of the pothole estimated at least 10 vehicles were damaged in a short time.

Vicksburg police have closed the ramp to allow crews to fill in the pothole.

The repairs may take several hours. Please take an alternate route.

 

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At least four accidents reported on Vicksburg’s rain-slick roads in an hour

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Rollover accident at Gibson and China Grove roads Friday night (photo by David Day)

With Friday’s rainy weather making roads slick, Vicksburg has seen a rash of accidents since around 5 p.m.

A wreck on Porter’s Chapel Road near the intersection of Halls Ferry Road is at least the third accident reported.

Result of a wreck on Porter’s Chapel Road Friday. (photo by David Day)

There are reportedly some very minor injuries to the occupants of the vehicle involved.

Other accidents have been reported on Fisher Ferry Road, and near the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 and U.S Highway 61 North. The Highway 80 accident also had minor injuries.

A fourth accident on Gibson and China Grove roads involved a rollover, but no injuries have been reported.

Slow down, folks. The life you save could be your own.

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