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Bridge traffic backed up for miles as rain comes down

1 year 5 months 4 days ago June 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Tuesday, June 30 2015 June 30, 2015 2:37 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

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.

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