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Traffic alert: portion of I-20 west closed because of accident

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traffic backed up on I-20 west bound after 4 car accident traffic backed up on I-20 west bound after 4 car accident
SHREVEPORT, La. -

Traffic is still backed up on I-20 west bound after a four car accident.

It happened around 5 p.m. near exit 3 on I-20 west. Authorities say that a car was merging lanes to avoid construction when another car rear-ended the first car causing a chain reaction. A total of four cars were involved in the wreck. Thankfully those involved walked away with only minor injuries. We're told that two women were transported to Willis-Knighton North with minor injuries.

A portion of I-20 west is closed because of the accident. Caddo Sheriff's Office says that traffic is being detoured at the I-20 west exit 3 to Highway 80. Motorists will be able to get back onto I-20 west in Waskom, Texas.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area if possible while crews work to clean up the wreckage.

Please be aware of Caddo Sheriff's Officers directing traffic and drive safely.

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