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UPDATE: I-10 East open at Lobdell after 9-vehicle fatal crash

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Posted at 4:28 PM, Sep 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-09 20:56:04-04

UPDATE (7:45 p.m.): I-10 East has reopened at Mile Marker 145 (Lobdell) following a 9-vehicle fatal crash Thursday afternoon. Traffic is no longer being diverted.

All eastbound lanes of traffic were closed as West Baton Rouge Parish deputies worked the crash.

Motorists were asked to use I-49 North to US 190 East as an alternate, and traffic was diverted from I-10 East to LA 3000 (Ramah).

West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says that nine vehicles were involved in the crash. WBRZ reports that the crash occurred a semi rear-ended vehicles that were either stopped or in slow-moving traffic. There was a 13-mile traffic jam Thursday afternoon when the crash occurred.

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