18-wheeler overturned on Canal Road at I-10

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - An 18-wheeler loaded down with sugar has turned over in the southbound Canal Road exit at I-10. The accident happened shortly after 2pm, and officials are warning drivers to avoid the area.

Harrison County Fire Marshal Pat Sullivan told WLOX News he believes the load may have shifted when the driver turned to exit, causing the truck and trailer to overturn as he made the final turn onto Canal Road.

The driver is okay, but Sullivan said the road is partially blocked right now. Traffic won't get any better for a while as they bring in equipment to right the 18-wheeler. Drivers should avoid the area until further notice.

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