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Flooding closes SR 465 in Warren County

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WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has closed a section of State Route 465 from U.S. Highway 61 to the backwater levee in Warren County due to flooding.

MDOT crews are actively monitoring the flood water and will reopen State Route 465 soon after the water recedes. Crews have placed traffic control equipment to notify the public of the closure.

MDOT has maintained the work schedule on the Muddy Bayou Bridge repairs, which are expected to be complete by the end of this week. Work on the Steele Bayou Bridge has been suspended until the water recedes.

The public is asked to report flooded roadways that could impact travel to local law enforcement agencies. For the most current travel and road conditions, visit www.MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app in the App Store or Google Play store, or call 511.

The closure is expected to remain in place until the water recedes enough to allow cleanup operations.

MDOT is monitoring potential flooding as a result of the high water level of the Mississippi River and its surrounding tributaries. MDOT is coordinating with officials to assess potential road closures in all areas that could be affected.

Flooding is a top weather-related killer. Most flood deaths occur at night when people become trapped in a stalled vehicle in a flooded area. Following these safety measures can help ensure you and your family’s safety on flooded roadways:

  • Avoid already flooded areas. A flowing stream can carry a vehicle downstream.
  • Never drive through a flooded area. Always remember to TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!
  • If you are driving at night, be especially cautious as it is harder to recognize flood conditions.
  • Never drive around a barricaded road.
  • If your vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground. Rising water can engulf a vehicle and its occupants.

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