Road closures for the Hattiesburg area

The following is a press release from the City of Hattiesburg:

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The City of Hattiesburg and the Emergency Management District are urging all residents not to travel city roads unless absolutely necessary.

Due to several inches of rain in the last 48 hours, several roads in Hattiesburg will be blocked until the water recedes. Some of the main areas that will be closed include Hwy 49 near USM, MLK-Katie Ave., Hardy at 10th Ave. and 12th Ave. along with Eastside between Katie and Royal.

If residents have to travel, they are asked to be very cautious due to fast- rising water in low lying areas. Streets