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Landslide closes road in Wilkinson County

NATCHEZ — A landslide in Wilkinson County closed one lane of Mississippi 33 for two days.

Mississippi Department of Transportation District Seven Maintenance Engineer Bobby Wells said recent rains washed out the ground around an MDOT drainage pipe along the edge of the road.

When the support around the pipe failed, the pipe rolled and took some of the slope adjoining the road with it, causing a portion of the road to crack.

The northbound land one mile south of Rosetta had to be closed because of the crack.

Wells said a temporary repair of the slide using rip rap was done Wednesday, and that a more permanent repair would be done in the next week.

The roadway was reopened late Wednesday afternoon.