Friday, May 11, 2007

Mistaken Identity

WAPT-TV in Jackson, MS reports the following:
An 18-wheeler crash on the northbound Interstate 49 flyover bridge tied up traffic for about four hours Thursday morning.
Drivers were redirected to eastbound Interstate 20, then onto
Interstate 55 or Highway 80.

Luckily, the driver wasn't hurt, though the guardrail was damaged.
But wait a minute: Interstate 49 in Mississippi? No such thing. I-49 runs from Shreveport, LA to near Lafayette. Surely they must mean US 49 ?? US 49 runs from Gulfport, MS to Piggot, AR. Of course, the difference is probably something only a Road Scholar would notice. ;)