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18-wheeler overturns, closes River Road

2 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, November 05 2014 Nov 5, 2014 November 05, 2014 5:35 PM November 05, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

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.

Follow @WBRZ on Twitter for instant traffic updates during this closure. 

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