Crews replacing power pole after accident on Hwy 49

Crews replacing power pole after accident on Hwy 49

FORREST COUNTY (WDAM) - A second accident occurred on Hwy 49 just past Classic Drive Wednesday morning, resulting in a downed power line and closure of the right northbound lane.

According to officials, the second accident happened when a truck hauling lumber crashed into a power pole, snapping it in two.

Crews are now on scene replacing the damaged power pole. The right northbound lane is currently closed until noon.

Another accident at the intersection of Hwy 49 and Classic Drive was cleared around 7:45 a.m.

According to officials, the accident and the truck crash are related.

MDOT reported the crash at 6:05 a.m. Wednesday.