St. Landry

Aug 4, 2013 5:15 PM by KATC

US 190 is closed after Train Derailment in Lawtell

Update: 5:35 p.m.

US 190 remains closed in both directions at Frank Road (St. Landry Parish), due to a train derailment. Troop I is diverting westbound traffic to LA 104, to LA 3043, to LA 103, to US 167. Eastbound traffic is being diverted to LA 35. The Traffic Management Center will advise of any changes.

If you are traveling west on US 190, St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Deputies are asking that you take Hwy 104 until you get to Hwy 103. Hwy 103 will take you back to Hwy 190.

US 190 is closed to traffic in both directions at Frank Road (St. Landry Parish), due to a train derailment. There are 26 confirmed cars derailed at this time. One of which is a flammable liquid some of the cars are carrying corrosive material and flammable materials.

Traffic is being diverted from US 190 eastbound side to LA 103 and US 190 westbound is being diverted to LA 104 to LA 3043. Troopers have evacuated one residence on the north side of the train tracks.

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