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Overturned 18-wheeler causes road closure in WBR Parish

3 years ago February 22, 2012 Feb 22, 2012 Wednesday, February 22 2012 Wednesday, February 22, 2012 1:17:16 PM CST in News
Source: DOTD
By: Brian Waldrep, Russell Jones

PORT ALLEN - Highway officials closed La. 415 westbound this afternoon so they could remove an 18-wheeler full of coconut oil that flipped this morning.

The wreck happened near the intersection of La. 415 and 190.  Deputies said the driver was going too fast around the turn when his truck flipped.

Authorities shut down La. 415 westbound until around 6 p.m. while they upright the vehicle and empty its contents into another truck.

Traffic is being rerouted to La. 76 Westbound. From La. 76, drivers can take La. 1145 back to US 190.

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