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Roads near Geismar plant to stay closed tonight

3 years ago March 22, 2012 Mar 22, 2012 Thursday, March 22 2012 Thursday, March 22, 2012 4:03:56 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

GEISMAR - State Police said La. 73 in Geismar will remain closed throughout the night due to the plant fire at the Westlake Vinyls plant earlier this morning.

The highway was shut down between La. 30 and La. 75 after emergency crews responded to the fire at the chemical plant.

State Police estimated the road would be back open around noon Friday.

The Mississippi River was also closed for a time near the area of the plant fire, but reopened later in the evening.

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