By NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – An 18-wheeler carrying a mobile home struck a stoplight pole Wednesday, blocking an intersection near The Mall at Barnes Crossing.
The accident occurred about 10 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 45 and Barnes Crossing Road. Tupelo Police directed traffic until the light was operational at about 1 p.m.
Tupelo Water and Light manager Johnny Timmons said it wasn’t the first time they’ve had trouble with this light. Previously agricultural vehicles have collided with the light or light pole but Timmons said this incident had done the most damage.