UPDATE: Accident cleared on I-55 near Savannah Street

UPDATE: All lanes of traffic are now clear in this area.


JACKSON, Miss.(WJTV) — There is an accident on I-55 near the Savannah Street exit.

This is affecting traffic in the southbound lanes.

Near the same area, the interstate was temporarily shutdown due to power lines that were down across the road.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation said the power lines have been cleared from the road, but traffic is still heavy because of a nearby crash.

WJTV reached out to Entergy officials said a piece of construction equipment caught some low hanging lines  and made some electrical lines low. An 18-wheeler came through and snagged the electrical lines and broke two poles in the area.

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