I-10 westbound reopened near Baton Rouge after accident

Photo Courtesy: DOTD

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – All lanes of Interstate 10, west of Baton Rouge, are reopened after a crash involving six 18-wheelers and a car.

State police say the lanes were reopened just before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, about 12 hours after the initial accident. There are still heavy delays on I-110 North in Baton Rouge, where traffic was detoured.

State police say two drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Troopers are still trying to figure out the chain of events and what led to the pileup.

One truck carried sugar; another had soft drinks. A third was carrying whiskey, wine coolers and mixed drinks. A fourth was carrying rolls of paper. The two remaining trucks were carrying pallets and gravel, one of which caught fire and ended up in the eastbound lanes.


 

UPDATE From Louisiana State Police (3:20 p.m.):

All lanes of I-10 WB have REOPENED. Please continue to use caution, exercise patience, & remain alert. @BR_Traffic


UPDATE: (10:05 a.m.): I-10 East is open.

DOTD reports:  ” I-10W remains closed from I-10/I-110 (Baton Rouge) to LA 77 (Grosse Tete). Detour: I-110N to US 190W to I-49S back to I-10W. Expect delays. ”

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Update (7:20 a.m.):

Eastbound lanes of I-10 have reopened. At least one 18-wheeler has been removed.

State police say that there are no life-threatening injuries.


Earlier Story From The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An accident involving six 18-wheelers and a passenger car has shut down I-10 in both directions west of Baton Rouge

State police say two drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Trooper Bryan Lee says traffic is being detoured eastbound at Interstate 49 and westbound Louisiana Highway 415 to U.S. Highway 90.

Interstate 10 West between LA 415 and Grosse Tete near Baton Rouge has been shut down.

Master Trooper Brooks David says that between four and five 18 wheelers have overturned. One is reported to be on fire.

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The closure is expected to last at least six hours.

KLFY will keep you updated as information becomes available.

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