WJTV News Channel 12 - Overturned Log Truck on I-55 near Elton Rd Causes Traffic Delay

Overturned Log Truck on I-55 near Elton Rd Causes Traffic Delays

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Accident on I-55 near Elton Rd. causes traffic delays. Accident on I-55 near Elton Rd. causes traffic delays.
JACKSON, Miss. - An an overturned log truck on I-55 near the southbound Elton Road exit caused a traffic jam for morning drivers.

Jackson Police say they received a call around 9:09 a.m. that multiple vehicles, including an 18-wheeler crashed near exit 88 on I-55. Officers said there were two accidents, one on the northbound side, and another one on the southbound side. Police on the scene say three people were taken to the hospital. Officials

said the 18-wheeler broke through the median. About 20 logs spilled on the highway.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation had to close all southbound lanes temporarily to clean up the mess. 

Motorists were advised to use the frontage road and avoid the area. 

News Channel 12 has a crew on the scene. They say traffic is now flowing again in one lane on the north and southbound sides.

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