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18-wheeler slides off wet highway and nearly hits house

RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Slick road conditions may have complicated things for the driver of an 18-wheeler who ran off an interstate highway ramp and nearly hit a house.

It happened around noon Wednesday on the ramp from I-55 southbound to I-220 in Ridgeland.

The J.B. Hunt truck was rounding the curve when it slid off the roadway, separated from its trailer, crashed through a fence and came to rest next to a vacant house.

Ridgeland Police say the driver was taken to a hospital for observation, but he was not seriously injured.

There were no other injuries.

The ramp was closed for several hours while crews worked to get the truck back upright.

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