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Burning 18-wheeler shuts down I-10 East at Bonnet Carre Spillway

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LAPLACE - An 18-wheeler fire closed I-10 East to traffic approaching New Orleans for over eight hours on Wednesday.

The fire was reported before 1:30 p.m. just past the I-10/I-55 split. Video from the scene showed a semi engulfed in flames on the interstate.

State police announced Wednesday evening that the bridge sustained damage from the fire and had to be shut down for repairs. DOTD says the interstate reopened around 10 p.m.

There's no word on the driver's condition at this time.


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