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All lanes now open on I-10 near MS/AL line

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Traffic has been moving slowly along Interstate 10 after a tanker trunk overturned late Saturday night, but officials say as of 10 a.m. Sunday morning, all lanes are now open.

Mississippi Highway Patrolman Chase Elkins says traffic may still move a little slower than usual until the congestion clears but everything should be back to normal shortly.

Saturday night's crash happened at mile marker one, just over the Mississippi/Alabama state line. At 8 a.m. Sunday morning, one lane of traffic had been opened but traffic will still backed up for miles, with authorities on the scene trying to re-direct traffic onto Hwy. 63.

The tanker truck was reportedly carrying hydrogen peroxide before it crashed around 11 p.m. Saturday. Crews worked throughout the night to clean up the hazardous spill, closing both lanes of traffic at one point. Those crews continued working Sunday morning, using a crane to move the truck to the shoulder of the road.

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