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Traffic alert: Multiple crashes snarl traffic at U.S. 49 and O'Neal Road

COURTESY MARIE GILL 
 Emergency personnel tend to the suspect in a carjacking on Friday in Gulfport after the driver of the stolen Volkswagen Jetta crashed, nearly hitting a house.
COURTESY MARIE GILL Emergency personnel tend to the suspect in a carjacking on Friday in Gulfport after the driver of the stolen Volkswagen Jetta crashed, nearly hitting a house.

GULFPORT -- Police are diverting northbound traffic at U.S. 49 and O'Neal Road while emergency responders deal with multiple crashes.

Police issued the alert just before 4 p.m. Friday.

Sgt. Damon McDaniel said southbound traffic is moving at a normal flow.

There's only one lane of traffic open around Keesler Federal Credit Union and just north of that area. No motorists are being allowed north on 49 at O'Neal.

A woman has told the Sun Herald she witnessed a carjacking that resulted in several crashes.

SunHerald is working on an updated report.

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