TRAFFIC ALERT: 18-wheeler accident causes delays on Hwy 11

TRAFFIC ALERT: 18-wheeler accident causes delays on Hwy 11

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - An 18-wheeler flatbed clipped a telephone pole Tuesday afternoon, causing delays on Highway 11 at Airport Drive in Laurel.

Authorities said motorists should avoid the area if at all possible and take alternate routes.

The one-vehicle accident occurred around 3 p.m. when the truck hit a telephone pole and split it in two.

It caused the pole's electrical wires to fall on top of the truck.

No one was injured, according to officials.

AT&T crews are currently working on the scene.

The Laurel Police Department said the road should be open tonight.