Hours after big rig wreck, Plank still closed

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Posted: Feb 18, 2014 3:52 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Feb 18, 2014 6:03 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: 18-wheeler wreck, road closed, plank road, baton rouge traffic

BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reopened one direction of Plank Road in Baton Rouge hours after an 18-wheeler wreck shut it down Tuesday.

One of the southbound lanes of Plank Road at Thomas Road was reopened around 5:30 p.m. Wreckage of a big rig which turned onto its side and twisted its trailer, spilling a load of wood on the road, was still on the site four hours after the initial wreck, which happened around 1:45 p.m.

State Police said there were only minor injuries from the initial wreck.

DOTD said drivers should detour on the following route:

* Northbound - LA 67 / Plank Road to LA 423 Thomas Road, to LA 19, to LA 64, then back to LA 67

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