MHP responds to hundreds of calls for assistance on Friday

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Friday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol investigated 134 traffic crashes and responded to 296 calls for assistance on interstate and highway systems statewide.

Rain and icing of the roadways played a significant role in the high number of crashes.

Due to the possibility of future winter weather situations, MHP is encouraging motorists to use safe driving techniques and avoid distractions when driving.

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