Stormy weather in Southwest Louisiana - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Stormy weather in Southwest Louisiana

Storm heading toward Jennings (Source: Craig Guidry) Storm heading toward Jennings (Source: Craig Guidry)
Traffic backup on I-10 after 18-wheeler overturns in Jeff Davis parish Traffic backup on I-10 after 18-wheeler overturns in Jeff Davis parish
Tree snaps during storms in Elton Tree snaps during storms in Elton
More storm damage in Elton More storm damage in Elton
Roof damage at a home on Koll Road (Source: Hathaway family) Roof damage at a home on Koll Road (Source: Hathaway family)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A tornado was sighted and an overturned tractor trailer caused a traffic headache on Interstate 10 as severe weather came through our area Thursday morning.

The tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 10 near mile marker 61 near Roanoke in Jeff Davis parish. The Sunbelt Furniture truck driver from North Carolina was taken to a local hospital in Jennings and was treated for minor injuries.

Also a tornado was reported on the ground, crossing the interstate near Jennings. That report came around 12:45 p.m.

In addition, according to representatives from Entergy, there were electrical polls down on Eunice Highway near Iota and on Highway 90 west of Roanoke. There were some polls down in Lake Arthur, but those are expected to be repaired soon. Also, there were reports of lines down in Elton. Crews for Entergy were working to repair all issues as soon as possible.

Make sure you watch the news at 5:00 and 6:00 as KPLC will have team coverage of today's storms.

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Storm heading toward Jennings (Source: Craig Guidry)

Traffic backup on I-10 after 18-wheeler overturns in Jeff Davis parish

Tree snaps during storms in Elton

More storm damage in Elton

Roof damage at a home on Koll Road (Source: Hathaway family)

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