Highway 589 open to motorists after flood washout - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Highway 589 open to motorists after flood washout

Highway 589 Before and After

How to use this interactive: Below you will find a before-and-after slider of Highway 589. Take the white handle in the middle of the photo and slide it from left to right to examine the damage before the storm. On mobile devices it is easier to click "show only before" or "show only after."

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Highway 589 is now open to motorists after floods washed out the road in March. Source: Ryan Moore WDAM Highway 589 is now open to motorists after floods washed out the road in March. Source: Ryan Moore WDAM
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Highway 589 is now open to motorists after the road was washed out in the March floods. 

MOBILE USERS: Click here for before and after photos

The road now has a bridge and is a completed highway. 

More than 10 inches of rain fell in portions of Lamar County back in March and destroyed the major highway in the process.

The flood waters  receded and left broken asphalt and an empty roadbed for roughly a quarter mile  stretch of the highway. 

The project took close to seven months to complete. 

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