GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Emergency crews in Gulfport are responding to a hazardous material spill on Hwy. 49 near 33rd St. Southbound traffic on the highway was shut down for a short time while an officer inspected the truck, but it has since been reopened.
Officials tell us an 18-wheeler was leaking concentrated hydrogen peroxide. The tank began to leak after a valve failed. We're told the truck is hauling 50,000 pounds of the product.
A police officer noticed the truck was leaking and pulled it over. We're told the manufacturer is sending a crew to repair the truck, and then it will be on its way.