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

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Posted: Jun 6, 2011 3:54 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jun 6, 2011 3:54 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: baton rouge, power lines, storm, damage, traffic, interstate, i-10, wbrz, louisiana

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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