One northbound lane near Sanford exit closed after accident

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The outside northbound lane near mile marker 78 on I-59 remains closed following a tractor trailer accident late Friday night.

The truck was traveling south at around midnight when it left the highway and crashed into piles underneath the bridge. Both northbound lanes were closed for several hours while the scene was cleared.

A M-DOT official says on of the piles was completely knocked down and will need to be replaced. He says a plan is being devised to replace it. No timeline was given for when repairs would begin.

It's possible that both northbound lanes will need to be closed when repairs get underway.

For the time being the stretch of highway will be restricted to one lane.

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