I-10 in Gonzales reopens after grass fires put out, officials say

Smoke from grass fire shuts down I-10 West at LA 44 in Gonzales
Smoke from grass fire shuts down I-10 West at LA 44 in Gonzales(Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development)
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 4:15 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2022 at 4:44 PM CST
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GONZALES, La. (WAFB) - Ascension Parish firefighters put out several small grass fires that ignited in Gonzales from near the Tanger Mall to the Prairieville exit, officials said.

According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation, I-10 West reopened at LA 44 around 4:30 p.m. following a closure that was prompted by the grass fires.

Traffic was still backed up about four miles after the interstate was allowed to flow again.

Details about what caused the fire have not been released at this time.

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