Overturned trailer carrying hazardous materials closes portion of I-10; part of I-10 reopened

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A portion of I-10 was shut down early Tuesday morning (Sept. 1) due to an overturned tractor-trailer. The closure is expected to last several hours, according to DOTD.

According to Louisiana State Police, the truck was carrying hazardous materials.

I-10 W was closed at LA 415 and at LA 975 (Whiskey Bay Bridge) around 4:30 a.m. I-10 East at I-49 was later closed for recovery and cleanup efforts. It’s not clear what materials the truck was carrying.

Around 2:30 p.m., I-10 W was reopened at LA 975 (Whiskey Bay). The exit ramp remains closed at this time.

A portion of I-10 was closed Tuesday morning.
A portion of I-10 was closed Tuesday morning. (Source: LSP)

At around 7 a.m., I-10 E was reopened at I-49.

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