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Grass fire, wreck slow traffic Monday

10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Monday, October 03 2016 Oct 3, 2016 October 03, 2016 3:09 PM October 03, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A grass fire and some vehicle crashes slowed the lunchtime commute through the city Monday.

First, I-110 Southbound was closed following a crash just before lunch.  Traffic quickly started backing up toward downtown exits.  The wreck was outside the view of traffic cameras, but cameras showed a significant slowdown headed toward I-10.

The closure came amid slowdowns on I-10 through the downtown area.

After 2 p.m., fire crews had to put out a fire on the side of the interstate.  A patch of grass at the I-10/12 split caught on fire.  The blaze was quickly extinguished and light smoke covered parts of the interstate.  

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