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Highway 465 in Warren Co. reopens

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WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

MDOT officials removed the barricades off Highway 465 around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

The highway was closed due to flooding in early May.  MDOT engineers say there was ten feet of water over the road at the peak of the flood. 

The pavement survived the soaking, but there were numerous slides on the shoulder of the road. 

For the past few weeks, crews have been removing debris off the road and building up the shoulders. 

MDOT District Supervisor Kevin McGee says motorist need to take it easy on the road, due to the soft shoulders. 

Highway 465 is the last to open of the flooded roads in Mississippi.  It provides quick access for Eagle Lake residents coming in from the south.  The alternative route in is over 30 miles longer.

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