Overturned 18-wheeler creates traffic nightmare on I-10, road to re-open

Overturned 18-wheeler creates traffic nightmare on I-10, road to re-open
(Photo source: Michelle Lady)
(Photo source: Michelle Lady)
(Photo source: Michelle Lady)
(Photo source: Michelle Lady)

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Drivers heading back to Louisiana from Mississippi on Interstate 10 encountered major traffic delays Monday evening.

Construction work near Slidell caused backups past the state line, as an assortment of orange cones and lane shifts is created multiple traffic tie ups for drivers.

Additionally, an overturned 18-wheeler in Hancock County made travel even more difficult.

According to the West Hancock County Fire Department, an 18-wheeler collided with a Chevy Duramax and overturned in the westbound lanes near mile marker 11 shortly before 1 p.m.

The frozen food that was on the overturned truck has been safely loaded into another vehicle, and the roadway should be re-opened around 10 p.m.

Minor injures were reported.

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