I-10 Wreck

A major wreck has shut down the eastbound lanes and part of the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Prairieville.

As of 12:45pm, both eastbound lanes were closed at the accident site, located near the Ascension-East Baton Rouge parish line.  One westbound lane was also closed, reported Louisiana State Police Trooper Russell Graham.

Motorists driving eastbound toward Baton Rouge should exit at the Highway 73 Prairieville exit, take a left, and proceed to Airline Highway.  Take a left on Airline Highway and travel to Highland Road.  Take a left on Highland Road and rejoin Interstate 10.

If possible, exit the interstate prior to Highway 73 and take Airline Highway to Highland Road or Siegen Lane to avoid major traffic backups.