Accident causes large traffic backup

An accident between a car and a semi on I-55 in the eastbound direction of the old bridge caused a large traffic backup Thursday afternoon.

Traffic was blocked for nearly an hour on the bridge while emergency vehicles worked to clear the scene.  At one point, traffic was backed up to the I-40/I-55 split near West Memphis.

One person was been transported from the accident to The Med.

Traffic slowly began moving again just before 5:00pm.

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