Wreck on I-55 blocks traffic from South Memphis into Arkansas


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A multiple-vehicle wreck Monday evening on Interstate 55 in Memphis shut down traffic for miles, even stretching into Arkansas.

Authorities said multiple vehicles were involved in a wreck on I-55 near McLemore Avenue around 6:40 p.m.

The crash initially shut down southbound I-55 near McLemore.

As crews continued cleaning up the wreck into the evening, traffic backed up across the I-55 bridge into Arkansas.

As of 10 p.m. Monday, the scene was still active, and the roadway closed indefinitely.

It was reopened by 5 a.m. Tuesday.

No injuries were immediate reported.

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