Aug 11, 2010 3:31 PM by Katie Durio

I-49 Shut Down Due to Overturned Tanker

I-49 Northbound has been shut down from Pont de Mouton to Gloria Switch Road. 

A truck carrying a mixture of flammable liquids flipped at around 11-AM Wednesday morning, leaking its cargo onto Frontage road. 

State Police, Lafayette Sheriffs Depuites and Lafayette Police have I-49 blocked-off as Lafayette firefighters inspect and clean-up the spill.

Cpl. Paul Mouton of the Lafayette Police Department says they expect to have the interstate shut-down until a special hazardous materials vehicle can pump the liquid out of the overturned truck. Mouton says this could take hours to clean-up and doesn't expect the thruway to be open before 5:30.

We'll have more details as they arrive.


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