Wreck closes Highway 98 between Hattiesburg and New Augusta

By Mike McDaniel - bio | email

PERRY COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The highway patrol is working an accident on Highway 98 between Hattiesburg and New Augusta. The accident involved at least three 18-wheelers and a car in the Eastbound lanes.

It happened around four o'clock Tuesday morning and officials say no fatalities have been reported. Traffic is backed up and being re-routed to Highway 29 in New August. Highway 98 is closed.

Officials say smoke from nearby fires is covering the highway and causing visibility problems.

Officials are asking everyone to avoid the Highway 98 area between Hattiesburg and New Augusta until after at least ten o'clock Tuesday morning.

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