Westbound interstate traffic reopens after bridge struck by tow

Published 6:20 am Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Westbound traffic along Interstate 20 has reopened after being shut down for nearly two hours Tuesday morning.

At around 5 a.m. a northbound tow struck the bridge, forcing the Louisiana State Police to request all westbound lanes be closed until the bridge could be inspected.

Emergency officials said a tow traveling north apparently failed to lower its mast as it passed under the I-20 bridge. As a result, it was the mast that struck the bridge.

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The inspection is out of an abundance of caution the officials have said.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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