(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.