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Part of I-55 in Panola County closed due to hazmat situation

Hazmat teams responded to an overturned 18-wheeler in Panola County, causing a fire.

Posted: May. 31, 2018 12:48 PM
Updated: May. 31, 2018 3:34 PM

PANOLA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Hazmat teams responded to an overturned 18-wheeler in Panola County, causing a fire.

The fire is on Interstate 55 near Eureka Road.

Update - A brief evacuation was executed in the area.

Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby says the truck was hauling 25,000 pounds of sulfur.

He says the fire is out with diesel fuel still smoldering.

He says two Batesville police officers were injured. They are expected to be okay. The driver of the 18-wheeler was airlifted for burn treatment.

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