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UPDATE: All lanes open near Walker after 18-wheeler crash

UPDATE: All lanes open near Walker after 18-wheeler crash

POSTED: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 12:35pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 1:28pm

UPDATE: DOTD reports that all lanes are open I-12 East past Juban. However, traffic is backed up all the way to O’Neal.

ORIGINAL STORY: An overturned 18-wheeler will cause traffic backups for several hours on I-12 East in Walker.

According to the Walker Police Department the accident occurred around noon approximately a half a mile west of Walker. The 18-wheeler sustained significant damage and is currently located on the shoulder of the roadway. However, the contents of the truck are being unloaded before the truck can be placed upright and removed. This is anticipated to cause a traffic backup for several hours.

The Walker Police Department suggests motorists using U.S. Hwy 190 as an alternate route.

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