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U.S. 49 south closed at McLaurin Road after 2-vehicle accident

Collision between 18-wheeler, SUV, also took down power lines, affecting more than 800 PRV customers in south Forrest County
Power line repairs have shut down traffic headed south on U.S. 49 at the McLaurin Road...
Power line repairs have shut down traffic headed south on U.S. 49 at the McLaurin Road intersection.(Unsplash)
Published: Jan. 16, 2022 at 8:32 PM CST
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FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A two-vehicle accident Sunday evening not only has forced the closure of U.S. 49 south in south Forrest County, but also knocked out power to nearly 840 customers of Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association.

The Forrest County Sheriff’s Department said PRV crews are on site, but that repairs could take two hours.

Both lanes of U.S. 49 from the McLaurin Road intersection south have been closed and traffic is being diverted through McLaurin.

PRV’s outage map shows the downed lines affected 780 members near McLaurin. The repairs appear to also have affected another 42 members farther southeast toward Fruitland.

The collision happened between an 18-wheel truck and a Sports Utility Vehicle around 5:45 p.m. Sunday and resulted in minor injuries.

By 9:30 p.m. Sunday, PRV had restored power to all but 58 members, including all 40-plus members in the Fruitland area.

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