Posted: Nov 10, 2010 12:10 PM by Russell Jones
ST. GABRIEL - State Police have shut down a state highway in Ascension Parish after an 18-wheeler carrying a hazardous chemical turned over and released some of its contents this morning.
LA 30 at LA 3115 south of St. Gabriel has been closed while LSP and other agencies deal with the wreck. Authorities said the truck was carrying a type of phosphorous acid when it turned over, and there was a release at the scene.
Traffic has been diverted onto LA 74 and 75 until further notice.
There has been no word of any injuries from the wreck, and a second truck is being brought in to take away the trailer that turned over.
We'll have more updates when authorities make them available.