US 190 W at LA 1 reopens after 18-wheeler carrying lye overturns in Pointe Coupee Parish

US 190 W at LA 1 reopens after 18-wheeler carrying lye overturns in Pointe Coupee Parish

NEW ROADS, LA (WAFB) - US 190 West at LA 1, known as the New Roads exit, in Pointe Coupee Parish has reopened. It was closed Tuesday morning after an 18-wheeler overturned.

Officials said the big rig was carrying lye. Crews worked to right the overturned vehicle.

Drivers were urged to avoid the area for several hours while the scene was cleared. Traffic passed around the incident on the LA 1 entrance and exit ramps as well as other alternate routes.

It is unknown if there were any injuries.

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