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UPDATE: East bound lanes of MS River Bridge now open

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Trucks stranded at Walmart due to bridge closure. Trucks stranded at Walmart due to bridge closure.
Our viewer, Paul Ingram took this photo of the accident on the Miss. River Bridge. Our viewer, Paul Ingram took this photo of the accident on the Miss. River Bridge.
This tanker is the source of the chemical spill leaking Isopropyl 2-Chloropropionate, which is highly flammable and toxic. This tanker is the source of the chemical spill leaking Isopropyl 2-Chloropropionate, which is highly flammable and toxic.
VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

East bound lanes of the Mississippi River Bridge at Vicksburg have reopened, and the west bound lanes should reopen in the next couple of hours. The bridge had been closed since 4 a.m. Wednesday because of a chemical spill.

An 18-wheeler skidded on the ice and crashed into a railing and at least four other tractor-trailer rigs were involved in the accident.

One of the trucks, a tanker, was leaking Isopropyl 2-Chloropropionate, which is highly flammable and toxic.

MDOT has been recommending that westbound traffic on I-20 use alternate routes of I-59 S out of Meridian or I-55 S out of Jackson to I-10 W, or I-55 S to US 84 W and cross the Mississippi River at Natchez then use US 425 N or US 65 N to reconnect with I-20 W in Louisiana.

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