Interstate crash clogs traffic near Hernando

Photo: Southbound traffic stopped along I-55 after a Wednesday afternoon accident. (MHP Batesville/Twitter)

We expect to receive details Thursday morning from the Mississippi Highway Patrol on a four-vehicle accident on I-55 near Hernando Wednesday afternoon.  

First reports of the accident came in about 3:30 p.m. and southbound traffic especially ground to a halt.  The collision near the Commerce Street exit and the Rest Area near Hernando.  

The Highway Patrol later posted a photo with the southbound traffic stopped and said it was a four-vehicle accident that had taken place.

About 7:45 p.m., the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department alert system announced that traffic was flowing smoothly on the interstate.  

There have been no initial reports of injuries.

This story will be updated when new information is made available.  

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