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MDOT: Icing on Roadways and Bridges Update

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Ice has been detected on roadways and bridges in numerous counties in Central and Southern Mississippi. I-20 is iced over in Scott, Rankin, Hinds and Newton Counties. 

                        MDOT is reporting these road and bridge closures:

  • The bridge to Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Copiah County
  • The Highway 84/61 Flyover Bridge in Adams County

MDOT is reporting these roads and bridges are reopen:

  • Highway 61 at Latournea Road
  • I-20 bridge at Downtown Brandon exit in Rankin County

                       The public is encouraged to stay off roadways in these areas and limit travel only in case of emergency. MDOT encourages the traveling public to pay attention to weather and travel advisories issued by the National Weather Service, local law enforcement and the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

                        MDOT crews are monitoring the state's interstates and highways, and motorists are encouraged to stay off roadways affected by winter weather, but should follow these safety tips if required to travel in case of emergency.

  • Motorists who must travel in areas affected by this winter weather event need to:
    • buckle up for safety,
    • drive safely,
    • stay alert and
    • slow down, especially when driving in winter weather conditions.


  • The public is asked to report patches of ice accumulation that could impact traffic to local law enforcement agencies.
  • For more information on how weather is affecting travel conditions in your area:
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