By Terrica Washington – email
Update: 9:45pm Wednesday- Authorities say another tanker is in route from Birmingham to safely transfer the chemicals in the overturned tank. They estimate that this will take a few more hours. Until then traffic is slowly being routed around the scene.
HATTIESBURG, MS(WDAM)-Traffic is still shut down on highway 49 in the southbound lanes near West 7th street. A tanker truck overturned around four this afternoon carrying ammonium hydroxide. Hattiesburg spokesman Sergeant Murray says that residents in the area are being asked to say inside their homes as a precautionary measure only. Authorities say that none of the material leaked when the truck overturned and there is no need for residents to evacuate.
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