An overturned 18 wheeler carrying hazardous materials resulted in an almost 10 mile stretch of 1-49 being closed for several hours.
The accident happened just before 8:00 AM, near the Dubuisson rest stop. The 18 wheeler was traveling north on 1-49, when for unknown reasons, it ran off on the right side of the roadway.
The cab remained upright, but the trailer turned on its side. The tanker was carrying methanol, a highly flammable liquid, and began leaking onto the roadway.
1-49 was closed in both directions for several hours, starting at mile marker 27 heading north and at mile marker 40 heading south hazmat responded, and began clean-up efforts no injuries were reported. The crash still remains under investigation.