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.
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.
Correction: I-10 East is closed at LA 95 (Duson) due to an accident involving an overturned truck at LA 93 (Scott). Traffic is being diverted from I-10 to US 90 East, north onto LA 93, and back onto I-10 East. Congestion has reached Duson. Expect heavy delays.
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