Highway 49 reopens after power-line mishap - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Highway 49 reopens after power-line mishap

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FLORENCE, MS (WLBT) - Highway 49 south of Florence has reopened to traffic in both directions, but traffic is still moving slowly.

A utility pole snapped, and the power lines it was supporting fell across the highway Friday morning. All lanes of Highway 49 were closed briefly.

One northbound lane was already closed for an ongoing construction project. That is causing a northbound slowdown that was compounded by the power-line mishap.

No injuries were reported.

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