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Truck fire snarls traffic on I-10 West

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

All lanes are now open on I-10 West at mile marker 125 on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. That's not far from the Whiskey Bay exit.

The Louisiana State Police say the rear of an 18-wheeler caught fire Saturday afternoon. Crews spent about five hours working to move the damaged rig onto a flatbed truck to tow it off the interstate. 

At one point delays from the incident stretched 10 miles back to the Ramah exit at mile marker 135. As of 7 pm, some delays are still being reported. Drivers are advised to take US-190 as an alternate route toward Lafayette.

No injuries were reported.

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