Bridge traffic backed up for miles as rain comes down
BATON ROUGE - A disabled truck at the I-10 and I-110 split backed up traffic for miles across the new Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge as more afternoon showers moved through the city-parish.
The Department of Transportation and Development said the flatbed truck was stalled and disabled before 11 a.m., and was not able to be removed until around 2 p.m.
I-10 East was shut down at that location for a time as the vehicle was removed. DOTD said congestion was back across the bridge two mile past the LA 415 exit at Lobdell.
All lanes were reopened at the I-10 and I-110 split at 2:30 p.m., just as heavy rain started moving through the area.