Traffic Alert: Lane on I-20 W in Bossier City reopened after mul - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

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Traffic Alert: Lane on I-20 W in Bossier City reopened after multiple crashes

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BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

A lane on Westbound I-20 in Bossier City has been reopened between Old Minden Road and Airline Drive following multiple accidents Tuesday morning.

Bossier City police, DOTD and Louisiana State police were at the scene after multiple accidents, one involving a Bossier City police officer.

Officials say around 3 a.m. Tuesday, a police officer was helping a driver when a passing car lost control and crashed into a patrol car. The patrol car then slid off the highway and into a ditch. The driver that was being assisted, who is pregnant, was transported to LSU Medical Center with minor injuries. The officer sustained moderate injuries but he is expected to be okay.

DOTD officials have tweeted: "There is a slick substance on roadway I-20 W before I-220.  Use extreme caution in this area." Officials tweeted that the "slick substance" has been cleared from the roadway.

It has not been determined that this substance played a role in the accidents.

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