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I-10 reopens after fatal wreck, traffic still heavy

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Posted: Dec 7, 2012 6:55 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Dec 7, 2012 6:55 PM
Source: Louisiana State Police

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BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reopened I-10 in both directions just before 7 p.m., after a fatal wreck earlier today closed it for several hours.

It happened at mile marker 169 between the Highland Road exit and La. 73 at Prairieville. One person died after a trailer came loose from a pickup, crossed the median and struck another truck in the opposite lane.

DOTD said congestion was at Essen on I-10 East and LA 30 (Gonzales) on I-10 West when they reopened the interstate.

Drivers are still warned to avoid that section until congestion clears.

News 2 crews were at the scene of the deadly wreck and will have more updates tonight at 10 p.m.

IMAGE: LSP

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