Diesel spill cleanup is until 10 a.m. on I-10 in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY -- Emergency crews will be cleaning a diesel spill until about 10 a.m. Monday on Interstate 10 near Exit 57.

The cleanup is on a westbound lane and the roadside.

An 18-wheeler hit something in the road and it punctured one of his fuel tanks, said Earl Etheridge, director of Jackson County Emergency Management.

It happened in a westbound lane just before Exit 57. The 18-wheeler's driver pulled over on the side of the road. Etheridge said.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation issued an advisory about 6:20 a.m. that the right westbound lane was closed.

Traffic at first was snarled.

"Except for rubber-neckers, there should be no impact on traffic, Etheridge said about 7 a.m.

Robin Fitzgerald, Sun Herald staff writer, contributed to this report.