Highway in St. James Parish reopened after closure due to chemical release

FILE PHOTO: Road Closed
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 4:04 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 4:21 PM CDT
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ST. JAMES PARISH, La. (WAFB) - The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office asked drivers on Tuesday, June 14, to avoid LA 18 because a large section was closed due to a chemical release at a plant in the area.

Deputies said LA 18 was closed from the Sunshine Bridge (LA 77) to St. Louis Academy (Mt. Calvary Street). The highway reopened around 4:15 p.m.

There have been no reports of injuries.

No other details were available.

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