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I-10 East now OPEN near Scott exit following two vehicle crashes

Posted at 8:43 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 10:09:46-04

UPDATE: I-10 East is now OPEN following two crashes near the Scott exit.

The roadway was temporarily closed while crews worked to remove the vehicles from the roadway. The shutdown lasted for about 45 minutes on Tuesday morning. A wrecker was on scene to remove the vehicles. The Scott Fire Department was also on scene.

The first crash occurred around 8:00 am in front of Cajun Harley Davidson. Chief Leger said the crash was minor and that no injuries were sustained.

While traffic was backing up behind that crash, Leger says another crash occurred involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck carrying a tractor. The pickup attempted to avoid the 18-wheeler and hit the back of the vehicle. The pickup’s trailer carrying the tractor overturned onto the roadway.

No injuries were sustained in that crash, according to Chief Leger.

tractor-crash
Courtesy Caleb Lege

Congestion was approaching the Rayne exit during the shutdown

Traffic was diverted from I-10 onto US 90 East, north onto LA 93 and then back on I-10 East.

Scott Police ask that motorists use an alternate route until further notice.