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Gas tanker truck overturns on Hwy 49 south of Florence

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FLORENCE, MS (WLBT) - Just after 2 p.m. Saturday, Mississippi Highway Patrol officials said a gas tanker truck overturned on Highway 49 just south of Florence. 

Gasoline spilled onto the highway and authorities shutdown both north and southbound lanes.

Department of Environmental Quality sent crews to the scene and around 4 p.m. four large hazmat trucks arrived on the scene to clean up the fuel spill. Officials expect the clean up to take until 1 or 2 a.m. Sunday. Both lanes will remain closed until that time.

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