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Traffic Alert: I-10 East is shut down near Henderson

Courtesy: LA DOTD
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 11:28am

UPDATE:

State Police say they've reopened I-10 East on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Traffic is being diverted off of I-10 East to I-49 North in Lafayette. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officials say I-10 East between Lafayette and Baton Rouge is shut down.

We're told two big rigs were involved in a crash. There are injuries, however investigators can't say just how bad the injuries are.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid I-10 East in this area. An alternate route from Lafayette to Baton Rouge is to take I-49 North to Opelousas. Then, head East on US 190. LA State Police are encouraging drivers to avoid I-10 East near Henderson. At this point, there's no indication on how long it will take workers to get the traffic mess cleaned up.

We'll continue to track this story, and we'll alert you to any new developments.   

Here are some photos provided to us by Louisiana State Police. 

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