CLEARED: I-55 south past Byram, Siwell Road near Exit 85

Photo Credit: Margaret-Ann Carter, WJTV

UPDATE: 03/22/2017 7:13am The incident has been cleared.  Drivers are reminded that the Siwell Road entrance ramp to I-55 south remains closed for ongoing construction work.

UPDATE: 03/22/2017 6:58am
MDOT says that delays are now estimated at 30 minutes in the area.


Original Story:

HINDS COUNTY, Mississippi (WJTV) – Traffic delays are being reported along I-55 southbound past Byram near Siwell Road, Exit 85 in Hinds County.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) indicates that the right lane of traffic is blocked.  Delays are expected to last approximately 55 minutes.  The cause of the delay is not known at this time.

WJTV is en route to the scene and will provide more information and traffic updates as soon as they are available.

Photo Credit: Mississippi Department of Transportation (




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