UPDATE: I-20 cleared after 18-wheeler, multiple vehicles involved in accident

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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.

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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.

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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.

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