Interstate reopens after massive explosion at Duson chemical plant
DUSON - More than 12 hours after a massive explosion at a chemical plant west of Lafayette, residents in a 5-mile area around the facility were allowed to return home and traffic was once again cleared to travel I-10.
Thursday afternoon, a massive inferno ignited at a chemical facility at the Duson exit of I-10. The interstate was closed all of Thursday evening and early Friday morning.
Residents in the area were asked to leave. They were allowed to start returning home around 6 a.m. Friday.
There were no reports of injuries.
Investigators have not said what caused the explosion.
Firefighters worked Thursday and all morning Friday to put the blaze out.