I-10 West is closed due to accident (6:30)
BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials say I-10 West and I-110 South are back open after a wreck on the Mississippi River Bridge kept the roads closed for more than three hours Friday morning.
The closures went into effect at around 5 a.m. after three 18-wheelers and four cars crashed on the bridge. Two people were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
I10 W NOW CLEAR! HEAVY DELAYS REMAIN: I110 N from N 22nd Street to Airline Highway. pic.twitter.com/KYKGgzUFz8— WBRZ Traffic (@WBRZtraffic) June 10, 2016
Police expected the closure to remain effect until late morning, and the all lanes open announcement would not come until after 9 a.m. with the incident causing significant traffic delays for Friday commuters.
Congestion backed up all the way from the Mississippi River Bridge to the I-10/I-12 split on I-10 West as crews carried out vehicle recovery work.
As of 9 a.m., traffic officials expect the delays will be able to resolve themselves in time for the noon rush hour. Delays were still happening on I-110 North as it was backed up from North 22nd Street to US-190 due to the earlier closure.
Follow News 2's Ashley Frugé on Twitter at @WBRZTraffic to stay updated on the traffic situation before you hit the roadways today and into the weekend.
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