Friday, June 14, 2013

Shutdown on I-55 in Madison

MDOT sent out the following bulletin:

Media Alert: Motorcycle Wreck Shuts Down Southbound Lanes of I-55 in Madison County
WHO: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and local emergency responders.
WHAT: MDOT has temporarily closed all southbound lanes of I-55 to allow responders time to clear a motorcycle wreck.
WHEN: Effective immediately. The temporary closure could take up to three hours to clear the roadway.
WHERE: I-55 southbound before MS 463 (Exit 108) in Madison County (near Gluckstadt). Southbound traffic is being routed to Gluckstadt Rd. (Exit 112).


Anonymous said...

Three hours to clear a motorcycle wreck? And I'm a bike rider.

Anonymous said...

A person died.

Anonymous said...

If you are going to post about this post about what a cluster it is getting in and out of the area from High Street to Baptist.

Fortification is a wreck and they have a crew of what looks to be about 5 guys working on it. Now they are closing West street. And they have had at least 1 lane on state street n front of Baptist closed for months.

All the traffic is forced onto High Street, where it takes over 10 minutes to get from 55 across State (or reverse) during rush hour.

And don't try to hit the interstate at Meadowbrook. Old Canton has been closed in Fondren for weeks. The roads in Jackson are a total mess 24-7.

Anonymous said...

No disrespect, but folks are killed on highways every day of the week (R.I.P). It takes a coroner 20-40 minutes to arrive and collect the deceased. Closed three hours?

Anonymous said...

What is your point, bitch at 5:25? What has that got TO DO with a death and clusterphuck on 55? Just trying (once again) to be a negative, anti-Jackson , white flight racist PRICK?

What is your point if not that?

Anonymous said...

Why, why is it that 5:42 can spout out racist remarks about white's but if it was on the other foot...always MF in every sentence, always. So sad, so ignorant!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just trying (once again) to be a negative, anti-Jackson , white flight racist PRICK?

I live in Jackson and you are an example of what is wrong with Jackson. If you and the rest of the chip-on-your-shoulder crowd would leave we just might be able to get something done.

Anonymous said...

6:14 Dead on! With that attitude, I'd be surprised if they could get themselves done.

Anonymous said...

Wreck was cleared quick enough, but the police had to do an accident reconstruction due to a fatality resulting . since the location of wreck was in the middle of the road, yes they had to shut it down. Sorry her death inconvenienced you. Speed Kills

Anonymous said...

It actually involved two wrecks. I arrived right after second one. One was minor and stopped traffic. A second occurred after during stop and go gaper's delay going by the first one. Looked like a motorcycle rear ended an 18 wheeler. Seemed like an odd accident, considering that traffic was moving so slow and the speeds were so slow. The body was under a red sheet in the middle of the road. Traffic was brutal after second wreck - the fatal one. Sad start to the weekend.

Anonymous said...

I guess some peopel dont realize all the work that goes into a traffic accident investigation due to a death. LE have to go to class on traffic crash investigation and reconstrution. You have to have the guy who went to class come to the scene of the accident. you have to interview witnesses. You have to do reconstruction of the crash which includes a lenthy process of measurements/pictures and paperwork at the scene. you have to get the coroner there. you have to have direct traffic. you have to get a tow truck. you have to clean up. it takes awhile. Go to

Anonymous said...

Sorry the bitchy pricks were inconvenienced by a dead lady.

Anonymous said...

Was it a lady on the motorcycle? Surely you rubber-neckers know the details.

Micah said...

I bet they even blamed that trashy trucker...some of you are too self centered and should be ashamed of yourselves...

Anonymous said...

I see it was a group of motorcycles. Was this one of the groups of people who ride extremely fast, popping wheelies, and weaving in and out of traffic? Just curious.

Anonymous said...

The internet certainly brings out the best in humanity...some of you people could benefit from the advice of Bill Hicks. I recommend a healthy dose of...

Anonymous said...

This goes to show that KF could start a thread about green flies on chicken wing and the buzzards on here would swarm.

Been There Done That said...

1) Accident reconstruction teams rarely, if ever, show up to immediately reconstruct. Evidence collection, witness location and identification, paint marking, photographing, etc, would have caused a natural delay. But three hours?

2) And I have to agree that the time it takes to clear a fender bender on the interstate inside the city limits of Jackson is outrageous.

And This Just In said...

And this just in....Madison County lawmen are accused by Kenneth Stokes of writing counties in Hinds County, particularly on I-220. Stokes says he has constituent conplaints and claims he 'witnessed it myself lass week at Hangin' Moss'.

Wiping his hog-head face with a big white rag, Stokes opined, "This is a Jewish dickshun thing. Jewish dickshun is a ruler law."

Stokes say further that he plan to 'take this up at the board meeting this week'.

Anonymous said...

If you can time it right... Sell now in Madison and buy in Fondren.

Prices will drop 10-20% in Jackson this year but rise next with Mideast war and subsequent rising oil prices. Gas will top around $6.

Anonymous said...

7:03 We can offset any gas prices with the first class education that we don't have to pay for here in Madison. I can't imagine the price gas would have to be before I considered paying $20k a year for education.

Anonymous said...

So, is 7:03 the guy on TV hawkin' those iron doors who guarantee nobody can QUICKLY kick your door down?

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