MDOT: Traffic diverted on I-55 in DeSoto Co.

By The Associated Press

COLDWATER — The southbound lanes of Interstate 55 at the Coldwater River Bridge exit in DeSoto County will be closed for about eight hours after fuel spilled from a tanker after a traffic accident.

Mississippi Department of Transportation officials say the accident was cleared about 9 a.m. but crews were working to clean up the spilled fuel.

MDOT says traffic was being diverted off the interstate.