TRAFFIC ALERT: All northbound lanes of I-55 near Terry closed af - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

TRAFFIC ALERT: All northbound lanes of I-55 near Terry closed after 18 wheeler crash

Source: MHP Cpl. Eric Henry Source: MHP Cpl. Eric Henry
Source: MHP Cpl. Eric Henry Source: MHP Cpl. Eric Henry
Source: MHP Cpl. Eric Henry Source: MHP Cpl. Eric Henry
HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

All northbound lanes of I-55 near Tank Road have been closed after the driver of an 18 wheeler lost control and ran into the median, hitting the cable barriers. 

The 18 Wheeler continued across the northbound lanes of I 55 into a ditch.  

The cable barriers were wedged under the undercarriage of the 18 wheeler stretching across the northbound lanes of I-55 causing a safety hazard to the motorist.

Cpl. Eric Henry with MHP says officials are working on alternate routes until the lanes are open back up.

MDOT is on scene to evaluate the damage to the cable barrier.

The driver of the 18 wheeler was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The 18 wheeler was transporting medical supplies.

Distracted driving may have played a factor in this crash. The accident is under investigation.

The Terry Police Department is the lead agency investigating this crash. 

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