After Ida: Mississippi highway collapses, 2 killed, at least 10 injured

After Ida: Mississippi highway collapses, 2 killed, at least 10 injured

Two people were killed and at least 10 were injured when their vehicles plunged into a deep ditch after a highway collapsed Hurricane Ida Blew through Mississippi.

Heavy rain It may have collapsed and the driver may not have seen the road in front of them disappear on Monday night, Mississippi Highway Patrol Cp. Cal Robertson Said.

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“Some of these cars are stacked on top of each other.” He said. It consisted of seven vehicles, including a motorcycle. A crane was brought in to pull them out of the hole.

WDSU-TV Report About 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of Biloxi, on Highway 26 west of Lucadel, state troops, emergency workers and rescue squads responded, and both east and west lanes collapsed. The hole is about 50 to 60 feet (15 to 18 meters) long and 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters) deep, Robertson said.

The identities and conditions of those involved in the accident have not yet been announced.

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More than 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain fell during Ida, according to the National Weather Service.

According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, an average of 3,100 to 5,700 vehicles travel on a two-lane highway a day.

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Hurricane Ida blew off the coast on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane, the most powerful hurricane to hit the mainland of the United States. This caused power outages in many places in the southeast Louisiana And the Mississippi in the south, reversing the flow of the Mississippi River by blowing up the roofs of buildings.

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