18-wheeler overturns in Collins, traffic blocked for hours

COLLINS, MS (WDAM) - According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, both southbound lanes of Highway 49 have been closed in Covington County.

A truck overturned spilling scrap iron across both southbound lanes of Highway 49 in Collins around noon. Both southbound lanes are expected to be closed for until 5 p.m. A wrecker is attempting to turn the truck upright and workers are removing the scrap. The location is at Highway 49 southbound between the Highway 84 off ramp and the traffic light at Hardee's in Collins.

MDOT encourages motorists to avoid the area and take an alternate route. MDOT will keep motorists posted on road conditions as information becomes available. Motorists should expect delays when traveling around this area.

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