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Police investigating major crash on the Northwest Evangeline Thruway

All lanes are open
Posted at 5:06 PM, Jan 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-13 19:36:14-05

Northwest Evangeline Thruway in Lafayette is back open at Interstate 10 following a crash.

Police say around 4:10p.m., Lafayette Police Officers responded to the crash in the 2500 Block of the Northwest Evangeline Thruway which involved two vehicles.

Two individuals involved in the crash were transported to local hospitals with serious injuries. Officers with the Lafayette Police Traffic Division are currently on scene conducting an investigation.

The 2500 Block of the Northwest Evangeline Thruway is closed in that area and traffic is being diverted.

"We would ask the community to avoid traveling in that area and seek alternate routes at this time," police say.

DOTD says Traffic is being diverted off of I-49 South at E Pont Des Mouton Rd. Congestion on I-49 South has reached Gloria Switch Rd. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

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