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Disabled 18-wheeler slowed traffic on U.S. 49 after hitting train bridge

Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said the left lane was still open for...
Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said the left lane was still open for motorists to use.(Hattiesburg Police Department)
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 2:46 PM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - According to MDOT, the traffic alert has been cleared, but traffic may still be congested at this time.

Motorists who were traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 49 were advised to use caution after an 18-wheeler struck the train bridge near West Pine Street.

According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, traffic was moderately affected.

Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said the left lane was still open for motorists to use.

MDOT said that law enforcement was on the scene to help direct traffic.

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