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Natchez Trace issues travel advisory following storms

Wednesday's line of storms has caused some havoc along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Posted: Mar 29, 2018 11:25 AM
Updated: Mar 29, 2018 12:40 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Wednesday's line of storms has caused some havoc along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Thursday, the parkway issued a travel advisory for the entire Natchez Trace Parkway.

Photo: Natchez Trace Parkway - Tree debris south of Highway 82

Park rangers report numerous down trees, some blocking the roadway. Travelers are advised to exercise caution when driving on the parkway.

PHOTOS: Storms cause damage in NE Mississippi 

Maintenance employees are working to open the roadway.

"Our priority is to get the roadway open as quickly and as safely as we can," said Chief of Maintenance Barry Boyd. "That may mean just clearing the roadway of downed trees, but not the road shoulders."

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