Tanker Spill Causes Highway 45 Detour

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

Two lanes of traffic are now moving on highway 45 in Lauderdale.

Crews were on the scene and traffic was being diverted in both directions, as oil from an overturned tanker was cleaned up on Highway 45 near Lauderdale Thursday.

The driver was not seriously injured.

Lauderdale County Fire Coordinator Alan Dover says clean up crews could be on the scene into the early hours of Friday morning, removing oil that was leaking from the truck.

The tanker overturned about a mile south of Lauderdale. Traffic was diverted away from the clean up site.

Again, traffic is now moving in at least two lanes in the area.


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  • by jr on Jun 28, 2012 at 05:12 PM
    What was the tanker carrying and did the cargo leak too
  • by Anonymous on Jun 28, 2012 at 04:12 PM
    No, near Lauderdale.
  • by Robin Location: quitman on Jun 28, 2012 at 02:40 PM
    is the oil spill on the 4 lane on hwy 45 going into meridian from clarke county
  • by SPECTER Location: Marion, MS on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:56 AM
    My daughter and I drove by at 1:45 p.m. and the highway patrol are still diverting traffic. A suggestion is have your traffic plans pre-arranged, whether you are going north or south on HWY 45 near Lauderdale. Trust me we just came from there.
  • by debbie Location: lauderdale on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:48 AM
    I hope the driver is ok....
    • reply
      by hunter on Jun 28, 2012 at 01:40 PM in reply to debbie
      the driver is okay
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