Multi-vehicle collision slows traffic on I-59

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A multi-vehicle collision on the southbound lane of I-59 slowed traffic to a crawl around 8 am Tuesday morning. At least five vehicles piled up in the left southbound lane of the Interstate just past the Evelyn Gandy exit near mile marker 69.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has classified the incident as having a "high traffic impact" and they estimate that it will be approximately an hour before traffic conditions improve.

It is unclear at this time if there are any injuries from the incident.

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