I-10 West now open after overnight 18-wheeler recovery operations
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.
All lanes are now open I-10 West before Highland Road. Traffic congestion has reached approximately 1 mile in length.— Baton Rouge Traffic (@BR_Traffic) September 17, 2019
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