Drivers urged to avoid area near overturned 18-wheeler

HOLDEN, LA (WAFB) - An overturned 18-wheeler prompted Louisiana State Police to issue a warning to drivers early Wednesday morning.

Troopers reported the crash happened on LA 441 north of I-12 near Holden. LA 441 is the highway drivers exit onto to get from I-12 to Holden.

Crews are working on getting the big rig upright. There were no reports of hazardous materials being involved.

The advisory went out around 5:15 a.m., but some witnesses reported seeing the overturned tractor trailer before 5 a.m.

LSP is urging people to avoid the area and those who do travel there should expect delays with periodic lane closures.

Drivers are advised to use alternate routes if possible.

It is unknown if there were any injuries.

Troopers did not provide an estimate as to how long it will take to get the accident scene cleared.

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