Six-car pileup causes backup on Eastbound I-20

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(5/7/2018) A chain reaction crash with at least six cars is causing a big backup on Interstate 20 Eastbound.

Traffic is being diverted onto Jackson Street. Several NBC 10 viewers have called the newsroom to let us know about a multi-vehicle crash on I-20 eastbound right before the Ouachita River.

While we were viewing the LaDOTD cameras, we notice at least one car backup up on the on-ramp to return to S. 5th Street.

The time stamp on the camera is off by an hour. It was taken at 5:29 p.m.

Due to many people getting off the interstate to avoid the backup, there is now a lot of backup on Mill Street in West Monroe to cross the river at the Lea Joyner Bridge.

As soon as we learn more information on the crash, we will pass it on to you.

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