BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - All lanes are now open on I-10 East at the I-10/I-110 merge after a vehicle fire shut down the left and center lanes. The traffic backup has reached Grosse Tete on I-10 East and Chocktaw Drive on I-110 South.
Baton Rouge Fire Department officials say about 100 gallons of fuel spilled on and below the interstate just after Noon. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality was called to the scene as well as Hazmat crews, Department of Public Works, DOTD and Baton Rouge Police.
Reports say it is an accident with injuries, but no details were given on the severity.
Officials urge motorists to use an alternate route.