Hwy. 49 back open after tanker crash - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Hwy. 49 back open after tanker crash

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FLORENCE, MS (WLBT) - U. S. Highway 49 reopened late Saturday night after being closed much of the day due to an overturned 18-wheeler.

Just after 2 p.m. Saturday, Mississippi Highway Patrol officials said a gas-tanker truck turned over in the southbound lanes of the highway just south of Florence. 

Gasoline spilled onto the highway and authorities closed both south- and northbound lanes to traffic.

Crews from the Department of Environmental Quality were sent to the scene. Around 4 p.m., four large "hazmat" trucks arrived on the scene to clean up the fuel spill.

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