“Chicken parts are all over I-55,” said Randle Drane, director of Copiah County Emergency Management Agency. “We expect the roadway to be closed for quite some time, possibly into the afternoon,” Drane added. The stretch of I-55 that is closed to traffic reaches from Hazlehurst Exit 61 to Gallman Exit 65. Drivers are advised to follow law enforcement’s directions when traveling through the area.
The wreck, which is believed to be attributed to a heavy freezing fog that affected the area, occurred around 4 a.m. local time.