Northbound lanes closed past Madison exit until early Sunday morning

Madison, Miss. (WJTV) — An 18 wheeler accident closed all north bound lanes of I-55 Saturday afternoon past the Madison exit. Traffic has been detoured onto US 51 North via MS 463. the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality estimates it will take 12-14 hours to unload a chemical in the tanker. Then the wrecker crew can pick the tanker upright and haul it away. Mississipp Highway Patrol expects the lanes to re-open around 2 am.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson says an 18 wheeler was headed north on 55 when the tractor trailer rear-ended a Ford F-150. The Ford pickup then rear-ended an Infinti G37. The driver of the 18 wheeler and the driver of the F150 were both taken to UMMC with injuries.

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