18-wheeler fire shuts down I-12 East for several hours

WALKER, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police reports I-12 East was closed for more than five hours due to an 18-wheeler fire west of the Walker exit Tuesday morning.

Troopers said all lanes were reopened around 10:15 a.m.

According to the Baton Rouge Traffic Center, I-12 East reopened at the Juban exit around 6:20 a.m.

Crews responded to the scene and put out the fire.

The driver safely escaped the fire. His name has not been released.

There were no hazardous materials associated with the fire.

Authorities have not said what caused the fire.

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