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I-10 West now open after overnight 18-wheeler recovery operations

1 year 2 months 1 week ago Tuesday, September 17 2019 Sep 17, 2019 September 17, 2019 4:50 AM September 17, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE - I-10 West near the Ascension-East Baton Rouge parish line is now open after crews cleared a wrecked 18-wheeler from the grassy shoulder of the highway.

The incident happened just before noon Monday.

The truck was towed off the highway after an afternoon-long closure of the interstate. The truck sat in the grass alongside the interstate for the evening rush hours.

State Police closed the interstate at 10 p.m. Monday. Traffic headed from Ascension into Baton Rouge was diverted onto LA 73 to Airline Highway.

Crews had the roadway back open just before 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Watch the WBRZ morning news program 2une-In for live traffic updates from 5 a.m. through nine Tuesday morning.

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