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Accident causes chemical spill on Highway 42

Authorities are on scene cleaning up a chemical spill on Highway 42. Source: WDAM Authorities are on scene cleaning up a chemical spill on Highway 42. Source: WDAM
The spill is expected to be clean by dark. Source: WDAM The spill is expected to be clean by dark. Source: WDAM
PETAL, MS (WDAM) -

An accident on Highway 42 near Petal has resulted in a chemical spill. 

The driver of a truck carrying pesticide lost control after the left front tire of the truck blew out. 

According to the driver, the truck was carrying around 500 gallons of a water pesticide mixture. 

The accident occurred around 2:00 p.m. 

Multiple units responded including Mississippi Highway Patrol, Forrest County Sheriff's Department, Forrest County Emergency Management, Macedonia Fire Department and the Department of Environmental Quality. 

The accident briefly closed Highway 42. 

Emergency responders are on scene and the spill is expected to be cleaned up in a few hours. 

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