Friday afternoon accident backs up traffic on I-55

Traffic on 1-55 Eastbound from Arkansas into Tennessee was at a standstill this afternoon after an accident on the Old Bridge.  The accident was on the Arkansas side of the bridge.

Traffic backed up for miles as emergency officials worked at the scene.

Officials recommend taking an alternate route if you plan on being in this area this afternoon.

There was no immediate word on injuries after the accident, although video from Chopper 5 showed serious damage to one of the vehicles involved.

Stay with Action News 5 and for updates.  To see video of the accident, click the link on this page.