Highway 589 open to motorists after flood washout

Highway 589 open to motorists after flood washout
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.

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.