U.S. 49 lanes back open after oil spill

Northbound lanes of U.S. 49 in Gulfport have been reopened after being closed about an hour by an oil spill, Gulfport police said.

Sgt. Damon McDaniel said it appeared an oil line on a garbage truck broke, spilling a small amount of oil. Crews spread sand to absorb the oil, he said.

The northbound lanes were closed between Crossroads Parkway and Community Road in Orange Grove. McDaniel said the cleanup crew arrived at the scene about 7:45 a.m.