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UPDATE: I-49 back open at Pont Des Mouton after motorcycle crash

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jun 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 22:02:10-04

UPDATE: The southbound lanes of Evangeline Thruway (I-49) near Pont Des Mouton Road are now open. The crash has been cleared from the roadway.


I-49 South is closed at Pont Des Mouton Road due to an accident involving a motorcycle.

Lafayette Police say they began investigating the single vehicle crash around 5 p.m. near the intersection of I-10 and I-49.

The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition.

Congestion has reached LA 98 (Gloria Switch Road). Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

From the Lafayette Police Department:

The Lafayette Police Department is currently working a major traffic crash near the intersection of Interstate 49 and Interstate 10.

The southbound lanes starting at the intersection of Pont Des Mouton Rd and Interstate 49 are closed.

Expect traffic delays if traveling in this area.

The investigation is ongoing.

We will update with more information as it becomes available.

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