Major multi-vehicle accident blocking traffic at I-55 Elton Rd - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

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Crews working to clear crash involving overturned log truck on I-55

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

This morning MDOT reported a multi-vehicle accident on I-55 northbound and southbound at Elton Road that is till causing back ups.

We are told that the road crew has already cleared one lane of I-55 northbound and southbound.

Our crew on the scene tells us that a log truck was traveling southbound on I-55 near Elton Road when he lost control. The cab of the truck flipped over the concrete barrier in the median and into oncoming traffic of I-55 northbound.

The log truck struck at least 2 vehicles in the northbound lanes.

The back end of the truck spilled its load of logs onto the southbound lanes of the interstate. 

We are told that no one traveling southbound was injured. 

At least 2 people traveling in the northbound lanes were taken to the hospital.

We are told to expect delays for awhile and to avoid the area if at all possible.

We will update you as soon as we receive more information.

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