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Traffic signals slowly returning to normal

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Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:12 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 23, 2012 10:12 AM
Source: DOTD

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Topics: baton rouge, traffic, engineers, signals, red, green, light, airline, chemical, spill, interstate

BATON ROUGE - State traffic engineers said they are working to return traffic signals in Baton Rouge back to their normal settings after a chemical spill on the interstate caused traffic jams yesterday.

The lights along major arteries such as Airline Highway were switched to allow traffic going certain directions more green light time, and less time sitting at red lights.

Signals along ten different streets and highways were changed, and DOTD said drivers need to be alert and patient as they return them all to normal.

Overnight hazmat crews burned off the chemical spill which closed I-10, and the interstate was reopened early this morning.

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