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I-110 reopened after paper truck flips

2 years 7 months 2 weeks ago October 06, 2014 Oct 6, 2014 Monday, October 06 2014 October 06, 2014 4:57 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - A flipped 18-wheeler blocked all lanes of I-110 South for several hours Monday.

The truck turned over in the turn at North 22nd Street near Capitol Access around 1:30 p.m. Police said no one was injured, and the highway was reopened just before 6 p.m.

BRPD said the truck was carrying rolls of paper weighing about 6,400 pounds each. The load shifted, causing the box on the back to separate from the trailer and flipping it on its side.

Police closed the interstate at the Chippewa exit to detour traffic off the interstate for the nearly five hours it took to clear the highway.

IMAGE: Andy Troche Jr.

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