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UPDATE: Interstate 10 west is now back open

Westbound was diverted at LA 415; now open
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Posted at 5:42 AM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 15:51:47-04

UPDATE: Interstate 10 westbound is now open at the base of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Traffic is now being allowed through, after the highway was closed most of the day following a crash at Whiskey Bay.

Traffic is still bumper-to-bumper on U.S. 190 after motorists were diverted from Interstate-10 West.

A tractor-trailer rig overturned early this morning, forcing the closure of the Interstate.

Here's video from our viewer, Connie Castille, of the back-up on 190:

Back-up on U.S. 190

Westbound traffic is still being diverted at Lobdell.

State Police say that the 18-wheeler was hauling hazardous materials. Crews are currently on scene.

I-10 East at I-49 was closed temporarily. The roadway is now open and traffic is no longer being diverted to I-49 North.

Motorists are advised to take an alternate route.