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Wreck closes overpass

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Eastbound traffic on Interstate 20 was stalled momentarily this morning due to an 18-wheeler crashing into an overpass.

Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said around 9:30 a.m. that an 18-wheeler carrying an oversize load struck the bottom of the Walnut Creek overpass as it was passing under it.

Williams said it appeared that one of the main beams supporting the bridge was damaged. Also, a portion of the truck’s load was knocked off the truck.

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