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Truck accident blocks portion of I-59

An 18-wheeler accident blocks traffic on I-59 on Friday - Courtesy: MDOT An 18-wheeler accident blocks traffic on I-59 on Friday - Courtesy: MDOT
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A 18-wheeler overturned in Lamar County on Friday, blocking a portion of I-59 traffic.

The accident occurred shortly before noon on the northbound off ramp at exit 65. The driver lost control of the truck and overturned. The truck was hauling trash and the contents spilled onto the shoulder of the highway when the truck rolled over.

A City of Hattiesburg sanitation truck was brought to the scene to assist with the clean-up. The accident forced the closure of the on ramp to Hardy Street going east and the west bound off ramp. The scene was cleaned up by 3:00 p.m. and all lanes were reopened

The driver was not injured in the crash.

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