TRAFFIC ALERT: 18 wheeler fire causes traffic delays on I-59

TRAFFIC ALERT: 18 wheeler fire causes traffic delays on I-59

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An 18 wheeler fire on the southbound side of I-59 forced traffic to just one lane Wednesday night.

The incident happened a little before 9:30 p.m. near mile marker 73. No injuries have been reported, but southbound traffic slowed considerably as officials responded to the fire.

MDOT says to expect delays for about an hour.