Traffic Alert: Road closure on I-10 East near Henderson, LA
POSTED: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:22pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 3:25pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — UPDATE:
State Police say, I-10 is now reopened.
Louisiana State Police say, they're diverting all East Bound traffic on I-10 to I-49 North in Lafayette. We're told there's a major accident on the Atchafalaya Bridge involving at least two 18-wheelers and several other vehicles.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officials say I-10 East between Lafayette and Baton Rouge is shut down.
We're told two big rigs and several vehicles were involved in a crash. There are injuries, however investigators can't say just how bad the injuries are.
Drivers are encouraged to avoid I-10 East in this area. An alternate route from Lafayette to Baton Rouge is to take I-49 North to Opelousas. Then, head East on US 190. LA State Police are encouraging drivers to avoid I-10 East near Henderson. At this point, there's no indication on how long it will take workers to get the traffic mess cleaned up.
We'll continue to track this story, and we'll alert you to any new developments.
Here are some photos provided to us by Louisiana State Police.