Holiday travel - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

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.

(Copyright 2009 KPLC-TV. All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Local motorcycle club wants to make a difference this Christmas

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Local motorcycle club wants to make a difference this Christmas

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:55 AM EST2017-12-11 11:55:11 GMT
    'Well Connected Riderz' gather for a group photo during donation drive in 2015. (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)'Well Connected Riderz' gather for a group photo during donation drive in 2015. (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Good Morning. John Bridges here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>

    Good Morning. John Bridges here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>
  • Lake Area motorcycle club to host donation drive for women's shelter

    Lake Area motorcycle club to host donation drive for women's shelter

    Monday, December 11 2017 5:12 AM EST2017-12-11 10:12:25 GMT
    'Well Connected Riderz' gather for a group photo during donation drive in 2015 (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)'Well Connected Riderz' gather for a group photo during donation drive in 2015 (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)
    One Lake Area motorcycle club wants to make a difference this Christmas for the seventh year in a row. ‘Well Connected Riderz’ will be collecting donations Saturday, Dec. 16, from noon until midnight at the Kmart parking lot located at 4070 Ryan St in Lake Charles for its 7th annual ‘Camp for a Cause.’ All donations collected will go to Oasis a Safe Haven for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence to benefit the women and children currently staying at the ...More >>
    One Lake Area motorcycle club wants to make a difference this Christmas for the seventh year in a row. ‘Well Connected Riderz’ will be collecting donations Saturday, Dec. 16, from noon until midnight at the Kmart parking lot located at 4070 Ryan St in Lake Charles for its 7th annual ‘Camp for a Cause.’ All donations collected will go to Oasis a Safe Haven for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence to benefit the women and children currently staying at the ...More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Cajun snowmen

    SLIDESHOW: Cajun snowmen

    Sunday, December 10 2017 9:43 PM EST2017-12-11 02:43:14 GMT
    (Source: Viewer photo)(Source: Viewer photo)

    Snowmen in SWLA? Not likely, not often, but they emerged this morning. As two to three inches of snow fell throughout the area, many took the rare opportunity to build a snowman.

    More >>

    Snowmen in SWLA? Not likely, not often, but they emerged this morning. As two to three inches of snow fell throughout the area, many took the rare opportunity to build a snowman.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly