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Heavy rains cause flash flooding, slick roads

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Heavy rains caused flash flood warnings across parts of the central Mississippi Wednesday evening. 

Two viaducts on Monument Street in downtown Jackson flooded. 

The rising water proved treacherous for motorists. 

Jackson police responded to the scene to help out. 

In cases such as these, officials warn drivers to turn around, don't drown. 

The weather may be to blame for an accident that snarled traffic on Interstate 20. 

A truck carrying heavy duty equipment ran off the roadway as it was traveling westbound between the State and Gallatin Street exits. 

Traffic was backed up on I-20 and I-55 in both directions as crews worked to clean up the accident. 

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