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Burning 18-wheeler shut down I-12 east for hours

3 months 1 week 6 days ago Monday, April 25 2022 Apr 25, 2022 April 25, 2022 6:44 AM April 25, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler burst into flames on I-12 early Monday morning, blocking traffic heading out of Baton Rouge for about two hours. 

The fire was first reported shortly after 6 a.m. on I-12 east just past the I-10/I-12 split. Traffic cameras in the area captured the semi engulfed in flames.

Authorities said no injuries were reported. 

The interstate reopened the left and center lanes around 8 a.m., though eastbound delays were still reaching the Mississippi River Bridge. 

Keep up with live traffic updates here.

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