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Diesel spill cleanup on Highway 49

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A cleanup was underway Thursday afternoon in Rankin County where diesel fuel spilled on Highway 49 at Interstate 20.

Authorities on the scene said the driver of an 18-wheeler noticed a leak in his fuel tank. He stopped and plugged it up. There was a minimal amount of fuel on the road, but truck were brought in to clean up the spill.

The ramp from Interstate 20 to Highway 49 north was temporarily closed.

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