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18-wheeler collision shuts down I-10 East

4 years ago May 13, 2011 May 13, 2011 Friday, May 13 2011 Friday, May 13, 2011 5:31:01 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

PORT ALLEN - Two 18-wheelers collided on I-10 eastbound causing a major backup just around 6 p.m. today.

State Police say a box truck rear-ended a tanker truck that was stopped in traffic on I-10 eastbound at LA 415.  The box truck caught fire, and both drivers had non-life threatening injuries.

Hazardous materials units were called out to the scene, but Trooper Doug Cain said there was not a threat of any leaks at this time.

The crash had shut down all lanes of traffic for a time, but the westbound lanes are back open.  The eastbound lanes of I-10 are still closed, and being diverted onto LA 77 to Highway 190.

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