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I-10 back open after power lines came down on highway

4 years ago June 06, 2011 Jun 6, 2011 Monday, June 06 2011 Monday, June 06, 2011 2:54:43 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Downed power lines shut down I-10 in both directions for several hours this afternoon at the Picardy exit in Baton Rouge.

The lines came down after a severe thunderstorm with hail moved through the area this afternoon, also knocking out power to more than 5,000 people in the Greater Baton Rouge area.

Traffic was at a standstill while crews dealt with the line.  Authorities turned around vehicles and had them go back down on-ramps to try and detour around the closed portion of the interstate.

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