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Traffic finally flowing again on Interstate 10, but be cautious

Traffic is backed up on Interstate 10 as law enforcement officials try to divert motorists around an incident on the Biloxi River Bridge in Gulfport on Wednesday morning. Crashes are happening as a result of the traffic backup as well.
Traffic is backed up on Interstate 10 as law enforcement officials try to divert motorists around an incident on the Biloxi River Bridge in Gulfport on Wednesday morning. Crashes are happening as a result of the traffic backup as well. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com

Traffic on Interstate 10 is finally flowing again, but drivers should be cautious after a wreck involving three 18-wheelers and a separate incident involving a crane collapsing on the roadway.

 

I 10 westbound at Cedar Lake onramp

Posted by SunHerald on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Truck pile up

Biloxi police Sgt. Jackie Rhodes said that three 18-wheelers collided on the eastbound lanes on 1-10 near the Tchoutacabouffa River bridge, which is near the Cedar Lake exit.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation said one of the 18-wheelers was leaking fuel. A Hazmat team went to the scene about 9:30 a.m. to clear the roadway.

All lanes of traffic are now clear at that scene, MDOT said.

Crane accident

A crane completely blocked westbound I-10 just before the Mississippi 605/Cowan-Lorraine exit on the Biloxi River bridge, the Mississippi Department of Transportation reported at 7:37 a.m.

It took about four hours to get the crane fully removed from the roadway.

Gulfport police Sgt. said at 12:08 p.m. that both westbound lanes were open to drivers.

Popps Ferry Road was clogged with motorists Wednesday morning as traffic was being diverted from I-10.

Photo journalist John Fitzhugh contributed to this report.

Anita Lee: 228-896-2331, @calee99

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