TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident shuts down southbound lanes on I-59 nort - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident shuts down southbound lanes on I-59 north of Ellisville

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Two accidents occurred this morning on I-59,  stalling traffic in Jones County. 

A total of 11 people and 6 vehicles were involved, State Patrol Officials confirmed the second accident was caused by a traffic buildup from the first.

Emergency officials are working to clear the highway.

At this time, one passenger has reported moderate injuries.

MDOT urges all motorists to avoid the area until the scene has been cleared. 

Traffic could be delayed up to an hour, according to MDOT. 

MHP Troop J said to avoid the accident, motorists need to use Exit 90 US 11 south to MS-590 entering I-59 at exit 85 for an alternate route. 

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