UPDATE: Part of interstate 59 reopened

By Mike McDaniel - bio | email

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The northbound lanes of interstate 59 stretching from Highway 11, which is the South Hattiesburg exit, to Hardy Street is now reopened.

This after the brakes of an 18-wheeler carrying chemicals overheated and began to catch on fire. The stretch of road was shut down for hours Tuesday morning as a tanker truck from Baton Rouge unloaded those chemicals.

The interstate opened back up just before 9a.m. and there were no reports of injuries

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