Road closed due to washout

LAUDERDALE CO., Miss. (WTOK) - Thursday's rain washed away part of a Lauderdale County road, causing it to be closed for the time being.

Officials with the Lauderdale Emergency Management Agency tell Newscenter 11 that the Tompeat Creek has washed away a several foot wide section of Masonic Lodge Road in Northwestern Lauderdale County. Masonic Lodge Road is now closed between Gilbert Joyner Road and Highway 495. The county engineer is expected to examine the road Friday to determine how long it will be closed and how to best fix the road.