TRAFFIC UPDATE: Hwy 49 / Creosote Rd. traffic back to normal

Traffic lights on Highway 49 at Creosote road are down; alternate routes are advised. Traffic heading north on Highway 49 is backed up.
Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 11:28 AM CDT
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GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Traffic on Highway 49 near Creosote Road has returned to normal, according to the Gulfport Police Department.

After a car hit a pole Wednesday around 3:45 a.m., an 8-hour traffic nightmare ensued. The crash forced powerlines down across Creosote Road and Highway 49.

Mississippi Power worked to restore electricity earlier in the morning, but traffic lights at Creosote Road were down throughout early afternoon, backing up traffic for those heading north. Crews from the City of Gulfport, electrical contractors and Gulfport Police were on scene all morning.

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