Second hazardous material leak on I-10

The following is Press Release from the Louisiana State Police:

Interstate 10 is currently closed in both directions from Jennings to Welsh due to a traffic crash involving Hazardous Material.

The crash occurred when a passenger car rear ended a tractor trailer which was stopped due to traffic back-up from the previous Nitric Acid leak at Milepost 60.  The tractor trailer was carrying Cumene which is a flammable material. State Police Emergency Services Crews are on scene working diligently to clean up the spilled product and reopen the interstate.

The new detour route is as follows:

I10 Westbound traffic will exit at Exit 64 (Jennings) and travel north on LA 26 US 190 west.

I10 Eastbound traffic will exit at Exit 44 (Alexandria Exit) and travel north on US 165 to US 190 east.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The leaking 18-wheeler remains on the shoulder of I-10 eastbound at Milepost 60.  Crews are still working to secure the leak and safely off load the product.  The cause of the leak remains under investigation.