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The week in pictures for week ending Oct. 20, 2019

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Alicia Buford and Smokey inhaled a lot of smoke from the fire at their Azaela Trace apartment.

This is a new feature for the Vicksburg Daily News. Over the course of the week we publish a lot of photos. Often times the photos are lost in the story, or we hold back from posting a photo because the subject matter may be sensitive. We will never post grotesque photos of an accident victim, for example. In these picture you may see some heavy damage to a vehicle or property.

Viewer discretion is advised.

Unless otherwise noted, all photos are by David Day, © Vicksburg Daily News.

 

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A fire completely destroyed a home on Wabash Avenue Sunday morning, October 20th. The heat from this fire caused my camera to shut down.

Jerry Briggs is the Warren County Fire Coordinator. He is the guy who you want to see if you’ve got a problem. He is also a great teacher and mentor.

The impact removed the wheel from this vehicle that was involved in an accident in the county.

Good luck ringing that bell or getting service. We joked with the people behind that glass who do a great service for us and the community they serve. Still, that bell…

This accident was completely avoidable.

A head on collision on Wisconsin during the heavy rainfall.

The driver was in the middle of the road when we arrived on scene. He had crawled from the vehicle and moved to the side of the interstate as we approached.

This accident looks a lot worse than it actually was. That white truck had massive damage and the 18 wheeler is on it’s side. The man in the white truck only had minor injuries.

This tombstone at the city cemetery.

Christian Curtis – get well soon!(photo by Larry Walker of Skywalker Photography)

Another accident that looks a lot worse than it is. The driver and passenger of the white SUV were injured and transported. The child in the back seat, in a child’s safety seat, was uninjured. Put your child in their child seat. They will survive.

Robert Whitten in full gear after putting out the fire after saving the lives of resident Alicia Buford and new puppy, Smokey.

 

 

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MDOT announces I-20 lane closures near Clinton

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If your commute regularly takes you to and from Clinton, Miss., be advised that you will likely be dealing with slow traffic for a couple of months starting next week.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation announced today that it would be closing the inside lanes of both eastbound and westbound Interstate 20 at Norrell Road (exit 31) starting Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 a.m.

The work, which will make repairs to bridges over Norrell Road in Hinds County, is expected to take about 60 days.

Please use caution in the area and expect delays.

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Corps’ mat sinking unit suspended revetment season due to flooding

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit suspended its 2019 revetment season Jan. 21. The season was suspended due to adverse river conditions caused by flooded riverbanks and high velocity flows. The unit will remain on standby for approximately one month as district engineers and technical experts monitor river conditions for the opportunity to complete scheduled work. If conditions are favorable, the unit will potentially resume work in late February. (photo courtesy USACE)

From the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit suspended its 2019 revetment season Jan. 21.

The season was suspended due to adverse river conditions caused by flooded riverbanks and high-velocity flows. The unit will remain on standby for approximately one month as district engineers and technical experts monitor river conditions for the opportunity to complete scheduled work. If conditions are favorable, the unit will potentially resume work in late February.

During the 2019 season, the unit has placed approximately 170,000 squares of articulated concrete mattress along the banks of the Mississippi River to prevent erosion, protect key areas of the riverbank and flood control works and provide a safe, reliable channel for navigation.

“For more than 70 years, the Mat Sinking Unit has taken on the unique and important task of preventing erosion and maintaining navigation up and down the Mississippi River,” said Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert Hilliard in a statement. “The Mississippi River serves as a vital commercial waterway and drainage system for the nation, and the hard work of the unit allows it to perform those crucial functions.”

Unparalleled across the world, the Mat Sinking Unit is a feat of skilled labor and technological innovation. A mat sinking barge, a mat supply barge, quarter barges, spar barges, gantry cranes, bulldozers and motor vessels are among the equipment used by the unit to help maintain the Mississippi River’s stabilization and navigation. Each season, approximately 50 full-time and 220 seasonal or temporary employees live on quarter boats and work 10-hour shifts and 12-consecutive-day work periods to execute the mission. The unit typically operates when river stages are at their lowest and conducts work that spans the jurisdictions of the Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts.

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Warrenton Road blocked due to accidents

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Warrenton Road is blocked from U.S. Highway 61 South to near Lady Luck Casino due to two accidents reportedly caused by a vehicle pulled over due to a medical incident.

Plan on taking another route until about 4:30 p.m.

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