Shreveport's I-220 west at Blanchard Rd. closed to traffic

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport Police have closed Interstate 220 west at Shreveport-Blanchard Hwy. exit to traffic, following a major 18 wheeler wreck.

The accident involved an 18 wheeler carrying a load of rice and a pick up truck. Police say that initial reports indicate that the pick up truck hit the 18 wheeler from behind.

Police say the driver of the pick up truck has been taken to a local hospital with what they describe as serious injuries.

As a result of that accident, that part of I-220 has been closed to traffic while crews work to clean the spilled rice off the highway.

Emergency officials are asking drivers to avoid the area if possible and if not expect delays.