LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Two northbound lanes of Interstate-59 were closed and traffic was backed up for miles after an 18-wheel truck overturned in Laurel this morning. It happened at the 16th Avenue intersection before noon.
Officials say a truck carrying scrap metal was merging into traffic when the load shifted and the truck flipped over.
The driver received minor injuries.
Traffic was diverted for more than 3 hours until the site was cleared of debris.