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I-20 wrecks, interstate closure cause traffic in Vicksburg

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WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Three accidents on Interstate 20 Friday morning forced traffic onto Frontage Roads, U.S. Highway 80 and Highway 27.

All of the alternate routes were overwhelmed by the traffic.

All eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 at the Clay Street exit in Vicksburg were closed for a couple hours. The Mississippi Department of Transportation says a detour was put in place at Clay Street (Exit 4A) while the wrecks were being cleared.

Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong says there were three separate accidents over a period of a few hours.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace says the first accident involving 18-wheelers happened at 2 a.m. Friday. The last one happened at 10:15 a.m. Another accident happened in between. We're told all of the accidents were related.

One individual involved in the accident was airlifted to University of Mississippi Medical Center. Another was taken to a regional hospital. Their conditions are not known at this time.

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