I-10 East reopens after removal of overturned cement truck

I-10 East reopens after removal of overturned cement truck

POSTED: Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 10:03am

UPDATED: Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 4:56pm

UPDATE: The Louisiana State Police report that I-10 East is now reopened.

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UPDATE (10:15 a.m.): LSP says the road has completely closed.  There's no word on how long that part of the interstate will be closed. 

“The reason we are shutting it down is because it’s a truck carrying 76,000 pounds of concrete," Trooper Jared Sandifer explained. "In order to get this truck out safely and completely, they have to utilize multiple tow trucks. They have to have room to move around and safety is our first concern.”

LSP suggests finding an alternate route.

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Louisiana State Police said I-10 East near Siegen Lane will need to close to remove an overturned cement truck.

The wreck happened just before 9:00 a.m.  Police told NBC33 News the truck was carrrying 76,000 pounds of cement.

There's no word on how long the interstate will be closed, but LSP says they are working to get the road re-opened as quickly as possible.

No injuries were reported, and nothing spilled onto the interstate.

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