2 separate wrecks impede travel on I-20, I-220

Traffic on Interstate 20 was backed up for 6 miles at one point tonight

Crash sends at least 2 people to hospital, shuts down Benton Road at I-220 in Bossier City

(KSLA) — Two wrecks caused major headaches Monday night for motorists on two separate ArkLaTex highways.

Louisiana state troopers are investigating a crash involving multiple vehicles near milepost 61 on Interstate 20 in Bienville Parish.

No life-threatening injuries have been reported.

But that accident had eastbound I-20 closed at milepost 55 for about four hours Monday evening. The highway reopened about 10 p.m.

Traffic was backed up for about four miles at 6:19 p.m., the Louisiana highway department reported.

The lines were six miles long when the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development tweeted an update at 7:35 p.m.

Eastbound motorists were being detoured at U.S. Highway 80 (Exit 55) to the intersection with Louisiana Highway 154 and back onto I-20 at milepost 61, according to Louisiana State Police.

Later in Bossier Parish, there was a two-vehicle accident on Benton Road at Interstate 220.

One vehicle wound up off the road and up against a pole. The other was in the middle of the intersection.

That wreck led to the shutdown of the northbound on- and off-ramps at that location about 8:30 p.m.

At least two people were taken to area hospitals as a result of the Bossier crash.

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