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US 90 reopened in Broussard following hazmat incident

Posted at 2:16 PM, Nov 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-09 21:24:22-05

UPDATE: DOTD has announced that all lanes are now open on US 90 East at Ambassador Caffery Parkway. Congestion is listed as minimal.

Both the east and westbound lanes of Highway 90 were closed in Broussard because of a hazardous material incident.

Shortly before noon, Broussard Fire Department was dispatched to a business in the 5400 block of U.S. Highway 90 for a report of a commercial fire. Upon arrival, Broussard units observed
smoke emitting from a chemical tote containing corrosive material on the property of a business, according to a spokesperson for the City of Broussard. The initial fire had been extinguished by occupants onsite prior to arrival of the Broussard Fire Department.

Lafayette Fire Department Hazardous Material Team was requested to assist. While on scene, a second tote on the property containing the same material began emitting smoke and caught fire. All fire has been extinguished at this time. Haz-Mat crews are working to stabilize the corrosive materials involved in the incident, the spokesperson stated.

U.S. 90 was shut down in both directions — eastbound at Hwy. 182 and westbound at Ambassador Caffery Parkway — and remained shut down until hazards were no longer present. Estimated time of shut down was three hours.

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