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18-wheeler struck by lightning on Pearl River Bridge ; I-10 traffic delayed

Officials expect traffic to be cleared within 20 minutes. (Photo source: WLOX News) Officials expect traffic to be cleared within 20 minutes. (Photo source: WLOX News)
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Traffic on I-10 is delayed Sunday afternoon after an 18-wheeler was struck by lightning while crossing the Pearl River Bridge. 

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson Chase Elkins, the truck is currently stopped in the right westbound lane on the bridge.

A wrecker is on the way, and officials expect the scene to be cleared within the next 20 minutes. 

Traffic is backed up in both directions on I-10, including eastbound lanes in Slidell. Drivers are reminded to use caution in the area as crew work to remove the truck.

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