Garbage truck overturns in Hattiesburg, brings down power lines

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Around 10 a.m. Wednesday the driver of an empty garbage truck from Stone County veered off the southbound lane of Highway 49, striking a power pole.

The driver was not injured according to city officials.

Power crews are on site and have cut off the power to the lines surrounding the truck.

One southbound lane of Highway 49 will remain blocked for an estimated two hours.