Crews Clear Fallen Trees From Mississippi Roads After Thunderstorms

Crews were working to clear fallen trees from roads after thunderstorms moved through Mississippi on Wednesday, March 4, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The NWS said “strong to severe storms” that hit Mississippi overnight prompted tornado warnings throughout the region early on Wednesday. The NWS forecast additional thunderstorms and hail later on Wednesday morning.

Local media reported that the storms caused “extensive” damage to buildings and dumped inches of hail across Mississippi.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) said downed trees forced the temporary closure of several roads in Scott County and nearby areas.

The MDOT provided footage showing a crew member using a chainsaw to cut up fallen trees on Highway 489 near the Newton County and Scott County line in Mississippi. Credit: Mississippi Department of Transportation via Storyful