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Holiday travel

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It was a case of beat the clock for clean up crews. Yesterday's mess after a truck overturned on Interstate 10, became a headache early this morning for Thanksgiving travelers.

Thankfully, the shutdown section of interstate was re-opened late this morning, just in time for the holiday rush.

"They didn't give us any directions on what to do, so we are just following the traffic," said one holiday traveler being diverted off of I-10.

A tanker carrying butane turned over just off the interstate causing both lanes of I-10 to be shutdown. This resulted in heavy traffic throughout the surrounding areas. But now the mess is gone and everything is safe.

"I am glad to see that they got the truck picked up and out of the way. I'm glad the interstate is back to normal again," said one traveler.

It is back to normal and ready for all the travelers heading out of town for the holiday.

"We are just going to Texas to see Grandma's house and Grandpa's house," said one traveler.

With Thanksgiving being one of the busiest traveling holiday's of the year, it is good to be careful while on the road.

"The travel is fun, it is just a lot of people on the road, going wherever they are going," said one traveler on the way to Texas.

"There is a lot of officers on the road patrolling. I think the safety is pretty good this year," said one traveler.

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