Jeff Davis

Jul 2, 2013 2:38 PM by Ian Auzenne

Troopers: Grass fire backing up traffic on I-10

A grass fire on I-10 in Jeff Davis Parish is causing traffic problems on both the east- and westbound sides of the highway.

State police say a tire on an 18-wheeler blew out, sending the truck into the median and creating the grass fire. Troopers say smoke from the fire is limiting visibility in the area.

A local fire department is en route to the scene. No timetable has been set to clear the fire or the smoke.

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