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Harper Bayou Bridge in Madison Parish to close for repairs

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that beginning Monday, Aug. 24, the Harper Bayou Bridge on Louisiana Route 603 in Madison Parish near Afton, will be closed approximately 5 miles east of U.S. Highway 65 to make necessary bridge repairs.

The bridge repairs are anticipated to be complete Friday, Sept. 25. The detour route will be Louisiana Route 603 and Highway 65.

DOTD reminds motorists to NEVER drive around “road closed” barricades at any time for any reason.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.

For more information, call 511 or visit www.511la.org.

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One car crash snarling traffic on MLK Boulevard

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(photo by Thomas Parker)

Vicksburg police are investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred in the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard just after 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The vehicle struck a utility pole, and Entergy is on the way to the scene to survey any damages.

The driver of the vehicle was checked at the scene by Vicksburg Fire Medic 40 and refused transport for medical care.

Sgt. Bobby Jones is investigating the accident on behalf of the police department.

Traffic is slow in the area. If the utility pole needs to be replaced it could be stopped. Find an alternative route if possible.

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Wreck on Hawkins Road at Halls Ferry causes power outage and traffic delays

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A single vehicle accident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday on Hawkins Road near the intersection with Halls Ferry Road.

Traffic is backed up as officials work to clear the scene. Motorists are encouraged to take an alternate route if possible.

Initial reports indicate there were no serious injuries in the wreck; however, damage to a power line has created an outage for the Hawkins/Halls Ferry area near ERDC all the way to U.S. Highway 61 South.

Traffic lights should be treated as a four-way-stop until the repairs are complete.

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Crash on U.S. Highway 61 South

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Multiple first responders are on scene and en route to a two vehicle motor vehicle crash on Highway 61 South near Glass Road in the South bound lane.

The entire roadway is blocked as of 7:20 p.m. Sunday.

There are injuries in this crash. Please avoid the area.

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