The incident occurred on the two-lane Highway
26 in George County
, Trooper Cal Robertson of the Mississippi Highway Patrol told CNN on Tuesday
. The washout was likely related to the rain from Hurricane Ida
, 그는 말했다.
Seven vehicles went into the hole created by the washout, according to Robertson. It’s about 50 feet in length and 20 feet deep, 그는 말했다.
“I’ve never seen anything in my 23 years in law enforcement like this,” 그는 말했다.
Three of those injured were in critical condition, 그는 덧붙였다.
고속도로 26 is a main artery between Mississippi and Louisiana, the George County Sheriff’s Office told CNN.
Mississippi has been battered by torrential rain from Ida
, which made landfall in Louisiana as a Category
4 storm on Sunday
. 현재 10 오후. 월요일, the system was about
80 miles north northeast of Jackson
, 미시시피, as a tropical depression and heading toward Tennessee
, 에 따르면 National Hurricane Center.
이상 58,000 people in Mississippi remain without power due to the storm
, 에 따르면 PowerOutage.US
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