I-59 blocked when 18-wheeler overturns

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.

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