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Semi Overturns on I-20 Westbound; Causing Backups

An overturned semi is causing backup on I-20 westbound east of Ruston.
 (Alanna Quillen)
(Alanna Quillen)
Traffic backed up on I-20 westbound due to an overturned truck (Alanna Quillen)
Traffic backed up on I-20 westbound due to an overturned truck (Alanna Quillen)
 (Alanna Quillen)
(Alanna Quillen)
Lincoln Parish -- An overturned semi is causing backups on I-20 westbound east of Ruston.

Ruston Police say it happened around 11 a.m. on the edge of city limits.

Police say the truck driver, who they believed had a medical emergency, was headed eastbound, crossed the median and westbound lanes and rolled over.

The driver was taken to a local hospital, but is expected to be fine. No other vehicles were involved.

Only one lane of the interstate is open and the backup is about four to five miles long as of 2 p.m.

The semi was carrying sawdust, which police say is making it difficult to get the scene cleared in a timely matter. Crews are working to clean up the sawdust out of the bed of the truck before turning it up right and towing it away.
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