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Roads near Geismar plant to stay closed tonight

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Posted: Mar 22, 2012 5:03 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Mar 22, 2012 5:03 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: roads, geismar, plant, fire, explosion, westlake, vinyls

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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