I-20 West lanes near Ellis Avenue blocked due to crash

UPDATE: Crews have closed all lanes of Interstate 20 westbound from Terry Road exit 43B to Ellis Ave North Exit 42B in Hinds County to remove an overhead sign truss that was damaged in the crash.

Traffic is being rerouted onto Terry Road North exit 43B and onto U.S. Highway 80 west. Motorists should use caution as crews will be on site.

The closure is expected to remain in place until the overhead sign truss is removed.

All westbound lanes are currently blocked. MDOT said law enforcement officers are detouring traffic onto the ramp Terry Road and onto Highway 80. The eastbound left lane is still blocked at this time.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — There’s an accident on I-20 near the Ellis Avenue exit in Jackson.Traffic is backed up in the area.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation said the two westbound lanes are blocked. This is also affecting eastbound traffic.

Emergency crews and law enforcement officers are on the scene.

Drivers should avoid this area if possible.

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