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18-wheeler fire closes left lane of I-49 North near Grand Coteau

Posted: 2:25 PM, Jul 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-12 15:25:57-04

According to DOTD I-49 North was closed at LA 93 near Grand Coteau due to an 18-wheeler fire. Police in Sunset, along with State Police now say that the left lane remains closed and traffic is moving.

The roadway will be back open and cleared in about 30 minutes according to State Police. 

Drivers were being diverted at La 93 to the I-49 Frontage Road and then onto LA 3233 (Harry Guilbeau Road) before returning to I-49 North.

Video from a witness shows an 18-wheeler with a burned out cab. The fire has been put out and no injuries were reported. Police remain on scene of the accident and another crash near this incident

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zPjSDFxSw4?rel=0&showinfo=0]

There is congestion on the roadway.