Big rig wreck closes portion of U. S. 190

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Posted: Oct 22, 2012 4:04 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Oct 22, 2012 4:17 PM
Source: DOTD, LSP

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Topics: livonia, state police, 18 wheeler, big rig, wreck, truck, grain, 190, pointe coupee, parish

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

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