Right lane of I-10 EB now open after 18-wheeler overturns near La. 378

An 18-wheeler ran into another trailer

Chief Wilrye speaks on I-10 accident clean up progress

WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) -The right lane of I-10 eastbound is now open near La. 378 after an 18-wheeler accident shut down all lanes of travel.

Multiple authorities responded to the wreck that involved at least two 18-wheelers, according to Louisiana State Police.

According to authorities, an 18-wheeler flipped on I-10 eastbound over all three lanes before La. 378 around 3:55 a.m. Another 18-wheeler ran into the trailer.

Fluid was leaking from at least one of the vehicles. The fluid was not hazardous, according to LSP.

Authorities managed to separate the 18-wheelers and sand the area. The right lane is currently open on I-10 east but congestion may continue.

I-10 eastbound was completely shut down near the accident and traffic was diverted to I-210 eastbound. Drivers should expect delays or find alternate routes while congestion persists. Currently the backup is past Ruth Street.

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