UPDATE (1:49 p.m.): KTVE/KARD has just learned that I-20 is back open after the afternoon accident.
The scene has been officially been cleared.
Authorities are saying a total of 9 injuries came out of the incident. 8 people were transported to local hospitals.
There has been no word on any fatalities.
We will have a full traffic incident report tonight on NBC 10 News at 5 and 6.
UPDATE (12:35 p.m.): According to the West Monroe Police, the initial call they received was that there was a ladder in the roadway on I-20 west.
The accident happened shortly after the initial call.
It is unclear whether this was the cause of the accident.
I-20 east bound’s left lane has also been blocked.
Officials are asking motorists to avoid I-20 at this time.
We will continue to update this article as details become available.
KTVE/KARD has gotten reports that I-20 west bound is currently backed up due to an accident involving multiple vehicles and an 18-wheeler.
The accident occurred right before the fifth street exit.
West Monroe Police are saying 9 injuries are reported as of 12:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Eight people have been transported to hospitals.
We have a crew headed to the scene and will update this article as more information becomes available.