Two vehicles hit fallen tree on I-59

Two vehicles hit fallen tree on I-59

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two vehicles hit a fallen tree on Interstate 59 Thursday morning.

A tree fell on I-59 near Exit 60 blocking all southbound lanes.

According to Lt. Jon Traxler with the Hattiesburg Police Department, the two vehicles were driving southbound when the tree fell.

Traxler said the vehicles tried to avoid the tree, but one vehicle got tangled in the branches while the other vehicle became stuck in the median.

There were no injuries, according to Traxler, but traffic is backed up in this area.

Hattiesburg police are asking that all motorists avoid this area until the scene is cleared.