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Truck catches fire on I-10 bridge

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BATON ROUGE - Late morning traffic headed east across the Mississippi River Bridge ground to a halt as an 18-wheeler caught fire near the middle of the bridge on Friday.

The truck blocked the right lane of I-10 East and caused delays in both directions.

DOTD said authorities closed I-10 East to deal with the fire around 10:45, reopening it almost an hour later. Congestion in that direction was back two miles past LA 415, and backed up past the I-10/I-12 split going westbound.

Authorities are detouring traffic off I-10 East at LA 1. No one was hurt in the fire.

We will have updates on WBRZ.com and on Twitter @WBRZ as soon as they are available.



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