UPDATE: All lanes open on I-10 East

Congestion has cleared
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Posted at 10:39 AM, May 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-22 15:45:30-04

UPDATE: All lanes are now open on I-10 East at I-49, and congestion has cleared. The interstate is also now open past LA 975 (Whiskey Bay).

An 18-wheeler fire Saturday morning prompted the closure of I-10 East at Whiskey Bay. Congestion reached 15 miles, and the interstate was then closed at I-49, where traffic was being diverted from I-10.

Congestion on I-10 at I-49 reached Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. DOTD then reported congestion on I-10 West from I-49 to Ambassador because of a vehicle fire on the shoulder.

According to DOTD, congestion has cleared in the westbound lanes near Ambassador, and congestion looks to be open on I-10 east.

State Police advised drivers to expect major delays.

Follow DOTD for the latest updates.

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