Overturned tanker truck causing major backup on US 61 - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Northbound lanes of Highway 61 reopened

WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Northbound lanes of Highway 61 at North Washington Street have reopened following a tanker truck accident Thursday afternoon.

Another tanker truck was brought in to drain the fuel from the overturned truck. They finished that task just before 10 p.m. Workers are now busy trying to remove the contaminated soil along the roadway.

It may be after midnight before the southbound lanes reopen, but they will definitely be open for rush hour traffic Friday morning.

The driver of the tanker truck was injured in the accident and was taken to a local hospital.

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