Landslide shuts down part of Highway 9

A landslide shut down part of Highway 9 in Choctaw County.

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 7:14 PM
Updated: Feb 25, 2020 9:11 AM

CHOCTAW COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A landslide shut down part of Highway 9 in Choctaw County.

Highway 9 is closed between Reform-Sturgis Road and Highway 790 to through traffic.

Signs also make it clear that drivers can get around this stretch of highway by using Highways 12, 15 and 82.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) said the highway will be closed for at least four months.

The first step in repairing the road is to determine how deep the landslide is.

After that depth is determined, MDOT crews can design a plan to correct and repair the road.

More rain will be a factor in how long it will take for the road to reopen.

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