Accident closes WB side of Ft. Washington Way on Wed. evening - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Ft. Washington Way reopens after semi carrying honey overturns


After being shut down for nearly 15 hours, the westbound side of Fort Washington Way has finally reopened.

A flipped semi-truck carrying honey shut down the westbound side of the downtown freeway around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The road did not reopen until about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning.

At one point, southbound I-71 was backed up from downtown through Dana Avenue.

No word yet on the cause of the crash. No injuries were reported.

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