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MDOT: Asphalt truck overturned at I-20 E.

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

An 18-wheeler overturns trying to avoid traffic on I-20 near Clinton and the Bolton – Brownsville Road exit.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says the driver ran off the roadway to avoid hitting other vehicles on I-20.

The 18-wheeler lost its load, a liquid form of asphalt.

Troopers are not sure how much has leaked on to the roadway.

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is on scene.

Sgt. Odis Easterling says troopers may have to close I-20 and divert traffic from Norrell Road to Highway 80 once a wrecker is arrives on scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was airlifted from the scene to University Medical Center in Jackson, the extent of his injuries are not known at this time.

 

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