18 wheeler accident temporarily closes I-59 southbound lanes


JONES COUNTY, Miss - An 18 wheeler truck caught on fire on Interstate 59 southbound in Jones county late Monday night.

The accident caused three exits off the I-59 southbound lanes to temporarily close until 12 PM today.

Crews were working to tow the damaged truck and clear the freeway all night and morning.

The truck's tire blew out, causing the truck to spin off the road and hit a tree.

The truck was carrying flammable house hold supplies.

Fortunately, the driver walked away with no injuries.

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