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Ice makes for hazardous driving, overpasses & bridges closed

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MONROE/WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Accidents are being reported throughout the region Tuesday evening and multiple bridges and overpasses have been closed.

As of 7:40 P.M. (Tuesday), crews were preparing to close the 18th Street and Texas Avenue overpasses at Interstate 20 near downtown Monroe. It is expected they and several other bridges, entrance ramps and exits in the downtown area will remain closed overnight.

An accident closed Arkansas Road in West Monroe for a period around 6:30 P.M. It happened at the bridge located between Kiroli Road near Kiroli Park and Good Hope Road.

Our crew on the scene tells us it appears the driver lost control and slid off the road and into a ditch. Local, parish and state law enforcement urge motorists to use caution if they have to travel this evening or overnight, and if possible, stay at home.

KNOE 8 News will have update every hour on air and live reports tonight on KNOE 8 News at 10 P.M.

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