UPDATE: 01/19/2017 8:51am MDOT is reporting that these incidents have been cleared. Residual delays are still being reported.
UPDATE: 01/19/2017 8:18am MDOT indicates that the right lane of traffic is still blocked. Delays of approximately 25 minutes are being reported from just north of Steed Road to Meadowbrook Road.
UPDATE: 01/19/2017 7:52am Heavy delays, up to one hour in duration, are still expected along I-55 southbound in Hinds County.
UPDATE: 01/19/2017 7:38am Additional delays are being reported following a second incident, which has now been cleared, on I-55 southbound past Woodrow Wilson Avenue and Exit 98A.
— MHP Jackson (@MHPTroopC) January 19, 2017
UPDATE: 01/19/2017 7:30am Delays are now estimated as being approximately one hour in duration.
JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) Delays of approximately one hour and thirty minutes are being reported along I-55 southbound at Northside Drive near Meadowbrook Exit 100 in Hinds County.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) says an incident took place which is expected to high a “high” impact on traffic in the area.
Drivers are advised to use extra caution. Emergency personnel on the scene. The exact nature of the incident is not known at this time.
WJTV is en route and will provide more information and traffic updates as soon as they are available.