The National Weather Service (NWS) is reporting a severe weather threat capable of producing potential flooding, damaging wind gusts and brief tornadoes across Mississippi from Harvey. MDOT advises the traveling public to pay close attention to weather and travel advisories issued by NWS, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) and local law enforcement. For the latest travel information visit MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app or call 511 in Mississippi.
According to NWS, rounds of showers and thunderstorms will be possible today (Wednesday, August 30) through Thursday as Harvey moves northeastward.
Heavy rainfall may result in the possibility of flash flooding across the state, especially in the Mississippi Delta region.
MDOT crews will continue to monitor the state’s interstates and highways, and motorists should follow these tips when traveling during severe weather:
The public is asked to report flooded roadways or debris that could impact travel to local law enforcement agencies. Follow @MississippiDOT on social media for live travel updates.
A flowing stream can carry a vehicle. Always remember to avoid flooded roadways under any circumstances and to never drive through a flooded or barricaded area. When traveling at night, be especially cautious as it is harder to recognize flood conditions.
Rising water can engulf a vehicle and its occupants. If a vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground. During heavy winds, be on high alert for debris and workers clearing roadways. Get other severe weather safe driving tips at GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms.
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