CLEARED: Overturned 18-wheeler on I-20 before US-80 near Exit 59 in East Brandon

Photo Credit: Margaret-Ann Carter, WJTV

UPDATE: 09/27/2016 8:10am This incident has been cleared.  Traffic is moving normally in the area.

UPDATE: 09/27/2016 7:27am WJTV spoke with Brandon Police Chief William Thompson.  He confirms that the accident occurred at approximately 5:45 this morning.  He said that there were no serious injuries and that the truck was not loaded with anything hazardous.  The cargo consisted of surfboards and chairs.

He is asking that drivers be patient as it may take another 45 minutes to an hour to get the truck uprighted and towed.

UPDATE: 09/27/2016 7:01am Delays are still anticipated at three hours.

UPDATE: 09/27/2016 6:37am Only one lane of traffic is moving near the accident scene.  The 18-wheeler is in the median.

UPDATE: 09/27/2016 6:28am The City of Brandon, Mississippi has sent out a message via Twitter that emergency responders are on the scene of an overturned 18-wheeler near mile marker 61.:

 

Original Story:

Brandon, Mississippi (WJTV) – Heavy delays are expected westbound on I-20 before US-80 in East Brandon near Exit 59.  

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is estimating delays at three hours following a crash that has been reported there.

There is no word as to the extent of possible injuries or how many vehicles were involved.

Drivers are advised to use caution in the area.

WJTV has a crew en route to the scene.  We will provide more information as soon as it is available.

 

 

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