MS River bridge at Vicksburg reopens to traffic - - Jackson, MS

MS River bridge at Vicksburg reopens to traffic

VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

All lanes of the Mississippi River Bridge at Vicksburg have reopened. The bridge had been closed since 4 a.m. Wednesday because of a chemical spill. The east bound lanes opened around 5 p.m.

An 18-wheeler skidded on the ice and crashed into a railing and at least four other tractor-trailer rigs were involved in the accident.

One of the trucks, a tanker, was leaking Isopropyl 2-Chloropropionate, which is highly flammable and toxic.

MDOT has been recommending that westbound traffic on I-20 use alternate routes of I-59 S out of Meridian or I-55 S out of Jackson to I-10 W, or I-55 S to US 84 W and cross the Mississippi River at Natchez then use US 425 N or US 65 N to reconnect with I-20 W in Louisiana.

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