POSTED: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 1:15pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 5:50pm
SORRENTO, LA (NBC33) — UPDATE: LA 22 at LA 70 in Sorrento was opened shortly before 5:00 p.m.
ORIGINAL: A crash involving an 18-wheeler tanker has forced a lane closure on LA 22 that will delay traffic in the area for several hours.
The incident happened in the early morning on Wednesday, Jan. 9. We’re told the tanker was driving in the northbound lane on LA 22 when a vehicle turned out in front of it. The tanker struck the vehicle and two others before it crashed in a nearby ditch.
Hazmat teams are currently working to unload the tanker, which is carrying Ethanol. LA 22 at LA 70 is closed to traffic and traffic is only being allowed onto the southbound lane of LA 22 from LA 70.
We’re told the lane closure could remain for several hours.
No information was provided regarding the status of those involved in the crash, or whether any citations have been issued.