Posted: Oct 22, 2012 4:04 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Oct 22, 2012 4:17 PM
Source: DOTD, LSP
LIVONIA - State Police said a big rig overturned this afternoon and caught fire, closing a portion of U. S. 190 West near Livonia.
It happened just after 3 p.m. In Pointe Coupee Parish. There were no injuries.
The wreck initially shut down both directions of traffic, but one lane of US 190 East was reopened around 3:30 p.m. Westbound traffic is being diverted onto La. 976.
State Police said the truck was hauling grain. It's unknown how long it will take to reopen the road.
IMAGE: Linda Hawkins