Update: Major Accident Highway 90 at Highway 85

UPDATE: Tow trucks are on the scene of the accident on Highway 90 in Jeanerette and the westbound lane will be open within the hour. The east bound lane of Highway 90 will remain closed until further notice.

UPDATE: Highway 90 at Highway 85 in Jeanerette has been closed due to a major accident involving hazardous materials. Avoid the area if possible.

An 18 wheeler transporting liquid oxygen was rear-ended by an oil field service truck on Highway 90 while trying to cross a set of RR tracks resulting in the leak of liquid oxygen.

Another rescue truck traveling westbound to provide assistance at the the scene was also rear-ended causing both sides of the highway to be shut down.

A voluntary evacuation was called at the time of the accident is but has now been canceled.

The highways are still closed at this time.

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