Traffic in the eastbound lane on U.S. Interstate 20, past the Delta exit, is currently backed up, as of noon Friday, due to a traffic incident which occurred earlier.
An 18-wheeler caught flames on the Mississippi River Bridge, which caused all traffic to be shut down temporarily. The fire has since been extinguished, but traffic is still being impacted. The left-hand lane around the scene is currently open, allowing traffic to slowly resume.
Traffic is reported to be backed up, up to a mile before entering Mississippi from Louisiana. Expect delays until the scene has been fully cleared.