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Driver falls asleep at the wheel, crashes

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Photo by Thomas Parker

The driver of an 18-wheeler fell asleep at the wheel and left the roadway on the eastbound lanes of Interstate-20 near the 16 mile marker.

Warren County Sheriff officials and Mississippi Highway Patrol are on the scene.

There were no injuries involved in the crash.

Expect delays as officials work to clear the scene.

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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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MS Highway Patrol begins Thanksgiving enforcement period Wednesday

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol begins its 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Enforcement Period Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 12:01 a.m. and concludes Sunday, Nov. 29, at midnight.

State Troopers will be patrolling on all state, federal and interstate systems to combat reckless driving along with speeding and distracted driving issues. Safety checkpoints will be conducted throughout the period to enforce child restraint and seat belt laws while also removing impaired drivers.

“We are reminded that Thanksgiving 2019 was a particularly deadly travel period, and with the approach of Thanksgiving 2020, we are asking all motorists to use good driving habits as we try to reduce fatalities and injuries this year,” said Colonel Randy Ginn, Director of MHP, in a statement. “Our goal is for you and your family to safely reach your destination so that you may have a truly happy Thanksgiving.”

During the period in 2019, MHP investigated 185 crashes with 10 fatalities and made 95 DUI arrests on state and federal highway systems.

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