JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - If you travel on Interstate 55 in Jackson you may have noticed patches of darkness during your night time drive. Some of the lights are out in the area.
Stretching from water works curve south of the Woodrow Wilson exit to the Northside Drive exit on Interstate 55 17 high mast lights were out Thursday night. Copper thieves are to blame for keeping the drivers in the dark at water works curve. The other outages are due to a technical problem.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation is working to resolve the issue. The repairs have been contracted out and are expected to be completed within one month.
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