Accident snarls highway traffic in North Mississippi

An accident on I-55 in Tate County, Mississippi shut down the highway's northbound lanes Wednesday afternoon between Senatobia and Coldwater.

Officials with the Senatobia Fire Department said a semi carrying phosphoric acid overturned and ran off the road.

The driver of the truck was hurt in the accident, but his condition was not released.

Authorities said the northbound lanes of I-55 between Senatobia and Coldwater were shut down for hours, and traffic was re-routed around the accident.

One lane was opened and traffic began to slowly move again late Wednesday evening.

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