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18-Wheeler Carrying Equipment Gets Stuck Under I-59 Overpass on Highway 49

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The stretch Highway 49 where I-59 South crosses is temporarily closed after an 18-wheeler and the load it was carrying got stuck underneath the overpass.

An 18-wheeler traveling northbound on Highway 49 was trying to drive underneath the overpass, but the the top of the equipment it was carrying hit the bottom of the bridge, causing it to get stuck.

The incident caused damage to the road on I-59.

MDOT expects the clean-up process to last at least five hours. 

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