Large Load Transported to Lignite Plant

The Mississippi Department of Transportation
is advising the public about a large load being
moved Monday from Marion to the Kemper County lignite plant.

The load is 22 feet by 3 inches wide, 17 feet by 2 inches high, and 221 feet by 8 inches in length, and weighs 1,134,332 pounds.

The move will begin on Highway 45 in Marion and head north to Scooba, where it will turn west on Highway 16, then travel south on Highway 493 to its destination.

This will be a day move and will be accompanied by local law enforcement for traffic control.

Motorists should be aware and expect a short traffic delay along this route.

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