Gas leak shuts down traffic - - Jackson, MS

18 wheeler accident shuts down traffic

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Motorists traveling Highway 18 near the Hinds/Copiah line will have to take another route.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it will be sometime this afternoon before the scene is clear involving an 18-wheeler accident on Highway 18.  Emergency crews are on the scene to clean up spilled gasoline.  Both lanes of traffic are closed from Hinds Community College to Dentsville Road at Carpenter because of a gas leak.

No injuries reported and the cause of the accident is not known at this time.

The highway is expected to reopen around 2pm.

**UPDATE** MDOT says all lanes of traffic have re-opened.

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