Overturned rice truck backs up traffic on I-55 near Sikeston

Thursday, March 5, 2009

SIKESTON, Mo. — A rice truck carrying 52,000 pounds of rice overturned at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 55 northbound near Sikeston, causing traffic to come near a standstill, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. Connie Robinson with MoDOT said the Missouri State Highway Patrol was on the scene at mile marker 61 and cleared the area by about 3 p.m.

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