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Jackknifed 18-wheeler causes hours-long shutdown on I-20 in Bossier

Published: Dec. 31, 2021 at 7:04 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 31, 2021 at 9:54 PM CST
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - A jackknifed 18-wheeler caused heavy backups on I-20 W in Bossier City on New Year’s Eve.

TRAFFIC CAM: I-20 @ Airline Dr.

I-20 West is closed at Airline Drive due to an accident. Congestion is one mile in length. Motorists are advised to use alternate route.

Posted by KSLA News 12 on Friday, December 31, 2021

The crash happened Friday, Dec. 31 around 6:40 p.m. An 18-wheeler jackknifed on I-20 W at Airline Drive, causing emergency officials to shut down the interstate. Traffic had to be diverted off I-20.

Officials with the Bossier City Police Department say one of the rig’s 500-gallon fuel tanks was ruptured in the crash, causing diesel to leak out onto the highway.

No injuries have been reported. According to DOTD, the interstate reopened just before 11 p.m.

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