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Traffic clearing plan used again Thursday night

1 year ago February 27, 2014 Feb 27, 2014 Thursday, February 27 2014 Thursday, February 27, 2014 7:06:28 PM EST in News
Source: WBRZ

SATSUMA- The state's new incident response plan for busy highways was put into action again Thursday night.

I-12 closed in the middle of Livingston Parish as crews worked to clear a crash that happened during rush hour. An 18-wheeler was on its side but the highway didn't fully close until after the evening's traffic slowed.

Westbound lanes of I-12 closed near Satsuma just before 8 p.m. and reopened about 30 minutes later. 

Recently, State Police announced a plan that prioritized traffic flow in major wrecks and leaving the wreckage on the side of the road until fewer people were on the highways in an effort to deal with outrageous commute times. A crash on I-10 or I-12 can sometimes shutdown the interstate systems for hours, if not an entire day.

Thursday's crash is the second where the new plan was utilized. In both cases, a semi was involved.
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