Saturday wreck creates traffic havoc on I-20
Published 10:30 am Saturday, May 4, 2019
Nearly six hours after the initial call came in, the wreck that forced a massive backup along Interstate 20 westbound Saturday was finally cleaned up.
Around 9:45 a.m., officials were dispatched to an accident involving an 18-wheeler on I-20 westbound, this time in the area of the Iowa Avenue overpass, near the river bridge. Traffic quickly backed up on the interstate and law enforcement officials were forced to divert traffic off of the interstate and around the accident.
Most of the traffic that did not get off the interstate earlier, was routed onto Washington Street and then back to the interstate, going around the interstate. While most passenger cars were able to make the turnaround easy, larger vehicles and trucks took a bit longer to make the route.
The section of interstate was finally cleared shortly after 3:30 p.m.
Spilled fuel on the interstate led to further delays in getting everything back to normal.