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Sunday, August 28, 2005

US 49 slowdowns south of Jackson 

It's not rubberneckers trying to get a look at Faith Hill's hometown of Star causing the traffic slowdown on U.S. 49 North this side of Jackson. Delays near Star and Florence were caused when traffic signals were not being manually controlled to expedite the evacuation. The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol and Department of Transportation are trying to fix this problem. Evacuees are encouraged to take alternate routes from U.S. 49 North to the Jackson area. Some alternate routes from U.S. 49 North include: -- Miss. Highway 13 in Mendenhall westbound to Miss. Highway 18 or eastbound to Interstate 20. -- Miss. Highway 28 in Magee to Interstate 55.

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