Hydraulic oil spill at US 49 and Old MS 42 affecting traffic

Hydraulic oil spill at US 49 and Old MS 42 affecting traffic

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A hydraulic oil spill on US 49 at Old MS 42 has all southbound lanes blocked to traffic.

About 15 gallons of oil spilled from a truck.

Some traffic is passing on the right shoulder near Roper's.

MOBILE USERS: Click here for photos from the scene.

Fire and MDOT crews are on scene now laying bags of sand.

MDOT officials urge motorists to use caution when traveling in the area until the scene is clear.

Traffic could be delayed up to an hour.