UPDATE: Hwy 529 lanes open after early morning brush fire

UPDATE: Hwy 529 lanes open after early morning brush fire

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, all lanes of Highway 529 at Forest Holifield Road are now open after an accidental brush fire early Monday morning.

A resident started the brush fire unintentionally, which escaped and burned a plastic culvert used to support the highway. MDOT closed the highway because the road lacked support. Officials initially said early Monday morning that the road was closed because of a gas leak.

Authorities urge motorists to take different routes.