MARION COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Areas in Marion County are feeling the effects of the rising flood waters of the Pearl River.
After days of rain in the area, the Pearl River is expected to crest in moderate flood stage at 25.5 feet Sunday afternoon.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation has reported that State Route 587 between State Route 44 in Morgantown and State Route 586 in Foxworth is closed in both directions. U.S. Highway 43 between State Route 13 and Will Alexander Road is also closed.
According to Marion County Emergency Management, Old U.S. Highway 35 South is closed and Oatis Camp Lane in Columbia is expected to be closed soon.
Areas along the west bypass of Old Highway 35, such as Dean Griner Drive and Washington Street near the Columbia Water Park, are expected to see flooding once the river reaches to the projected crest point. Some flooding will be possible in areas on the east side of the Pearl River, such Jones Lane, Jones Lane Circle and Horseshoe Bend Drive.
Spots along the river near the U.S. Highway 98 bridge will experience flooding. This includes Old Foxworth Road, South Frontage Road and possibly South Highschool Avenue from U.S. Highway 98 to Lumberton Road.
Whistle Road and Henry Road in Columbia are not closed at the moment but they do have water flowing across them, county official said.
Sand bags are available to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marion County Emergency Management Office at 502 Courthouse Square in Columbia.
WDAM will keep you update with the latest on flooding conditions and road closures as they happen.