Hydraulic fluid spill affecting traffic in Biloxi

Hydraulic fluid spill affecting traffic in Biloxi

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Both lanes of Popp's Ferry Rd. in Biloxi are now open, but traffic in the area could still be heavy. The road was down to one lane earlier Monday due to a hydraulic fluid spill.

Officials say a Waste Pro truck spilled about 70 gallons of fluid while driving from Atkinson Rd. near Rosalie Maria Dr. to Popp's Ferry Rd. Police say Atkinson Rd. is closed.

Police are detouring traffic while Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and Biloxi Public Works crews put sand on the fluid to absorb it. However, MDEQ crews on the scene said the job will require more attention and a private contractor is being called in to help.

Officials could not say how long it will take to clean up the mess.

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