Over 100 Stuck Tractor-Trailers on Icy Stretch of Louisiana Interstate Leads to Closure
Monroe, LA – Police in Louisiana closed a stretch of Interstate 20 yesterday citing more than 100 stuck tractor-trailers as the reason why.
According to the Louisiana State Police (LSP), big rigs were unable to navigate the icy road conditions from I-20 westbound from Monroe to Shreveport.
Officials specifically noted the inclines along that route, which were making it difficult for truckers.
Additionally, they cited the Ruston and Choudrant areas as the main places where trucks were getting stuck.
Officials said the closure was from Highway 165 in Monroe to Shreveport.
The severe winter storm has wreaked havoc on travel along major roadways such as I-20 and I-10 this week leaving truckers stranded at truck stops which some are without power, diesel and/or water.
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