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Three rescued from wreck that clogged I-10

1 year ago February 06, 2014 Feb 6, 2014 Thursday, February 06 2014 Thursday, February 06, 2014 3:45:49 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - Traffic on I-10 through East Baton Rouge Parish was stopped for hours after wrecks on both sides of the interstate during Thursday's evening rush.

A fiery crash closed I-10 eastbound at Highland Road near Prairieville. Traffic was stopped as far as Bluebonnet.  The road reopened at 5:30 p.m.

State Police told WBRZ News 2 reporter Ryan Naquin, who was stuck in the traffic in Ascension Parish, that a medical helicopter transported one person from the scene and that two others were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

I-10 westbound re-opened at the Mississippi River ahead of 5 p.m. but traffic was stopped into the city of Baton Rouge for a while. Crews had to remove a vehicle from the interstate.

Congestion lasted into 7 p.m.

Click HERE for the WBRZ traffic center where you can monitor road conditions and view live traffic cameras.

The interstate shutdown comes a week after all interstate travel was closed due to weather conditions.

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