Twin Span I-10 West reopens after overturned 18-wheeler caused hours-long shutdown
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Twin Span reopened hours after an overturned 18-wheeler shutdown I-10 West entering New Orleans from Slidell, Louisiana State Police said.
The overturned rig appeared to be a tanker truck, whose trailer detached from its cab during the crash and slid at least 20 feet down the roadway, blocking both westbound lanes. There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash that occurred around 8:04 a.m.
The truck’s cab went off the bridge, plunging into the lake below. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said its Marine Unit deputies were deployed to rescue the truck’s driver from the water. The agency said the driver was successfully recovered and was receiving medical care for “what appears to be minor injuries.”
Interstate 10 Transit Alert:— LA State Police (@LAStatePolice) July 10, 2022
I-10 westbound at milepost 258 (Twin Span Bridge) is currently closed due to an overturned 18 wheeler. Louisiana State Police Troop L Troopers are on the scene. All lanes are currently closed and will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. pic.twitter.com/3kSMgWxbnZ
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