Posted: Aug 11, 2010 2:31 PM by Katie Durio
Updated: Aug 12, 2010 9:50 AM
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.