All southbound lanes on Hwy. 49 shut down - - Jackson, MS

All southbound lanes on Hwy. 49 shut down

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COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - All the southbound lanes of Highway 49 in Covington County are shut down.

This is just south of Seminary. According to the Mississippi Department Of Transportation website the lanes were shut down around 1:30 Saturday afternoon.

A military tanker flipped over and caught fire just off the highway. Mississippi Highway Patrol officials say military personnel are on scene to clean up the mess.

MDOT's website says lanes will be closed for about nine hours, but MHP would not give a time on when they will reopen.

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