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I-10W reopened after truck loses load on bridge

8 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Friday, January 29 2016 Jan 29, 2016 January 29, 2016 10:15 AM January 29, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones
Image: DOTD

BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials shut down the westbound side of I-10 over the Mississippi River bridge after a truck loaded with steel construction materials lost its load.

DOTD shut the interstate down at the I-10 / I-110 split in order to divert traffic to US-190. The ramp from I-110 South to I-10 West and the Saint Ferdinand Street entrance ramp to I-10 West is also closed.

DOTD said congestion from the spill had backed up from the bridge to the I-10 / I-12 merge as well as Laureal Street on I-110 South. They said drivers should use US 61 / Airline Highway to reach US 190 in order to avoid the congestion.

The interstate was reopened at 11:35 a.m.

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