Wrecks, treacherous road conditions shut down portions of Mississippi interstate

Published 6:09 am Tuesday, February 16, 2021

I-20 West from U.S. 61 to the Mississippi River bridge is closed because of multiple accidents.

Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials say they hope to have the highway cleared by 8 a.m.

MDOT has also closed I-20 in all directions between Lake Exit 96 and Newton/Philadelphia Exit 109 due to ice on the roads, according to MDOTtraffic.com.

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Meanwhile, Mississippi 15 at Martin Luther King Drive in Newton also was closed because of debris in the road, MDOTtraffic.com states.

Drivers are being urged to find alternate routes.