A row of 18-wheelers, right, sits idle in the west-bound lanes of Interstate 20 over the Mississippi River Bridge as emergency vehicles work to clear the scene of an early-morning accident involving an 18-wheeler transporting a hazardous material near Vicksburg, Miss., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. An undetermined amount of the chemical is believed to have leaked into the Mississippi River, officials said. U.S. Coast Guard officials said they were assessing the impact of the spill Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Joe Ellis)
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — At least one eastbound lane of the Mississippi River bridge on Interstate 20 at Vicksburg, Miss., has reopened.
Louisiana State Trooper Albert Paxton says the other lanes should be cleared for traffic soon as cleanup continues following a chain reaction crash early Wednesday.
An 18-wheeler skidded on the ice and crashed into a railing at about 4 a.m. At least four other tractor-trailer rigs followed.
Paxton says a tanker leaked a flammable liquid into the river, but it was not immediately clear how much. The leak was stopped about 12:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory is in effect for the Columbus area until 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Across the state, bridges, trees and utility lines were covered with ice.
A Southaven woman has been arrested for fraud and charged as a habitual offender. Authorities have accused her of faking a fall at the Ramada Inn in Horn Lake to collect insurance money.
A news release from the Mississippi attorney general’s office says 36-year-old Tracey Leigh Davidson was indicted as a habitual offender for three prior convictions in Louisiana. If convicted of this charge, it would mean a mandatory maximum sentence of three years. […]
The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of Central Mississippi with expected snow flurries starting as early as Wednesday night and carrying over into Thursday.
The warning is effective until 9 a.m., Jan. 17.
Isolated locations could receive 2″ – 4″ of snow by Thursday morning. […]
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant has called the Mississippi Legislature into special session starting Thursday to help pay state government’s share of recovery costs after the deadly April 28 tornadoes. The governor said […]