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Crash shuts down I-20 bridge amid icy weather

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A chain-reaction crash has shut down the icy four-lane Mississippi River bridge on Interstate 20 at Vicksburg, Miss. A tanker is leaking a corrosive liquid into the river.

An 18-wheeler skidded on the ice and crashed into a railing at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. At least four other tractor-trailer rigs followed.

Louisiana State Trooper Albert Paxton says the tanker's chemical is very flammable. The liquid chemical is in making agricultural chemicals.

U.S. Coast Guard officials are assessing the impact of the spill and the Mississippi in that area was closed to traffic.

Private company United States Environmental Services was assessing and beginning to clean the spill Wednesday.

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