18 cars carrying a petroleum based product have derailed in New Augusta, MS. Highway 98 is shut down. The EOC has ordered a mandatory evacuation within a 1,000 ft radius. They're also evacuating Willow Rd. Officials say the chemical spill is not toxic, but is flammable. Anyone traveling west should take Hwy 29 to Hwy 42 in Petal. Anyone traveling east will be turned around completely.
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