I-20 West in Bossier City Remains Closed
An 18 wheeler wreck that happened right after midnight still has I-20 west in Bossier City closed at this hour. If you're attempting to travel I-20 westbound like I was this morning, officials will divert you to I-220 or Highway 80. No update has been posted by the LA DOTD, however, when you look at Google Maps, they predict the roadway will be opened at 10 am. Here is the official statement from law enforcement:
At 12:08 a.m. September 17, 2019, Bossier City police officers and firefighters responded to I-20 westbound overpass just west of Airline Drive in reference to a semi-tractor trailer fire. The truck was engulfed in flames. The driver was able to exit the vehicle unharmed. Bossier City Police and Louisiana State Police shut down I-20 westbound at I-220 while firefighters quickly got the fire under control. Louisiana DOTD provided a sand truck to be used as needed. The westbound lanes are closed at this time and are expected to remain closed into the morning. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office is assisting with the closure. The preliminary investigation indicates that the truck was traveling west on I-20 when the driver left the roadway, hit a guardrail, and then struck the opposite concrete guardrail on the overpass before coming to a rest. The investigation is ongoing.