CADDO PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) One lane of I-20 East at Greenwood has been reopened after an overturned tractor trailer the shutdown of both lanes late this morning.
Around 11 a.m. today, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of an overturned 18-wheeler near the Highway 80 overpass.
When deputies arrived, the driver told them he fell asleep at the wheel of the truck. The preliminary investigation indicates the driver veered off the roadway, hit a guardrail and flipped off the side of the road.
Crews spend several hours this afternoon working to clear one lane of I-20, but it may be a lengthy process tp reopen both lanes, because the truck was filled with groceries and it has to be completely unloaded before it can be set upright and towed from the area.
The driver was not injured.