TUPELO - A multi-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon has closed down eastbound Interstate 22 just east of Tupelo.

Tupelo police reported a four-car wreck between the Veterans Boulevard and Auburn Road exits has completely halted all eastbound traffic. Traffic backing up on the four-lane highway is causing problems for emergency responders reaching the area.

Officials believe the road could be blocked for an hour or more.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes, including Highway 178 to avoid the accident.

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