Photos of rising water around Eagle Lake

Published 3:05 pm Sunday, February 24, 2019

Photographer Water Frazier took these photos of the rising water around the Eagle Lake community Sunday. The photos are of the Yazoo River Levee that runs parallel to Highway 465.  The “Road Closed” sign pictures are at Highway 465 about half-way between U.S. 61 and Eagle Lake where the levee intersects Highway 465.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation closed Highway 465 Saturday evening due to the rising flood waters. Only Eagle Lake residents in light passenger vehicles will be allowed to use the Yazoo Backwater Levee from U.S. 61 to Highway 465. Heavy trucks and equipment will have to drive to Highway 1 near Onward to get back to Highway 465 and access Eagle Lake from the north along the Mainline Mississippi River Levee.

Sheriff Martin Pace strongly encourages people who do not need to be in the area to refrain from being sightseers.

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