MDOT to close 465 Tuesday

Published 5:24 pm Monday, May 15, 2017

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced it will close Mississippi 465 Tuesday. The National Weather service Monday increased the forecasted crest for the Mississippi River at Vicksburg to 48 feet, and MDOT Central District Engineer Kevin Magee said the highway, which is the only direct Route to the Eagle Lake community is expected to go underwater sometime Tuesday.

“We anticipate closing it sometime after noon,” he said. “We will try to keep it open as long as we possibly can.”

Warren County Emergency Management director John Elfer said the top of the backwater levees north of Eagle Lake would be open to local traffic and light vehicles only to give Eagle Lake residents an outlet.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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