18-wheeler overturns, closes River Road
GEISMAR - Louisiana State Police warned drivers to avoid a portion of River Road near Geismar after an 18-wheeler overturned there Wednesday evening.
Authorities closed LA 73 between LA 75 and LA 3115 just before 6 p.m. Trooper Jared Sandifer said a truck hauling butane overturned after it left the Crosstex plant in the area.
Sandifer said the truck is not leaking, but HazMat crews must do a full inspection before the truck's contents can be offloaded and the vehicle removed.
LSP expects the road to be closed for the next four to five hours.
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