Diesel spill causes exit closure in Tupelo

The incident happened at the east bound exit at Interstate 22 and Highway 45.

Posted: Jul. 16, 2018 9:52 PM
Updated: Jul. 17, 2018 9:04 AM

Update: The exit has reopened as of Tuesday morning.

See the original post below.

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Crews are working to clean up diesel after an 18-wheeler overturned.

The incident happened at the eastbound exit at Interstate 22 and Highway 45 around 7:30 p.m.

A spokesperson for the city says the Tupelo Fire Department responded to help with the clean up and police are directing traffic.

We are not sure of any possible injuries at this time.

At last check, the 18-wheeler was removed and crews were cleaning up what was left of the spill. 

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