Multi-vehicle crash shuts down I-10 West, causes heavy delays throughout Baton Rouge area

Multi-vehicle crash shut down I-10 West, caused heavy delays throughout Baton Rouge area

PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said all lanes were reopened a couple of hours after a serious crash forced the shut down of I-10 West on the Horace Wilkinson Bridge (New Bridge) early Tuesday morning.

The wreck happened near the LA 1 exit on the Port Allen side of the bridge around 5:45 a.m. Several vehicles were involved. The roadway reopened around 7:45 a.m. Traffic remained backed up throughout the area for about an hour after the lanes were opened.

Heavy delays were reported on many major roadways throughout Baton Rouge. The effects of the crash and closures extended to West Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension parishes.

It is not yet known how many were injured or the severity of those injuries.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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