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Fallen trees cleared, I-12 reopens

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Posted: Sep 2, 2014 10:53 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Sep 3, 2014 8:21 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: I-12, closed, weather, traffic, Trey Schmaltz

ALBANY- Westbound lanes of I-12 closed Tuesday night and authorities warned drivers to stay off the interstate until early Wednesday morning because trees fell onto the highway.

A State Police advisory reported at about 10:30 that I-12 between Albany and Holden had closed to Baton Rouge-bound traffic.

"Expect heavy delays and heavy congestion," the alert reported.

Highway 190 is a detour.

Authorities were on the scene assessing the situation.

Earlier Tuesday, a strong thunderstorm moved across this area of the region. By 11 p.m., the weather cell was gone.
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