Unusual traffic obstacle squeezes I-10 traffic to one lane early - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Unusual traffic obstacle squeezes I-10 traffic to one lane early Wednesday

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

An unusual traffic obstacle squeezed I-10 traffic to one lane early Wednesday morning.

It happened along I-10 near the Opelousas Street exit in Lake Charles.

Authorities said a forklift fell off a truck in the eastbound lanes, leaving two of the right lanes blocked.

Louisiana State Police and the Lake Charles Police Department diverted traffic away from the road hazard from about 8:40 a.m. to 10 a.m. when the lanes were finally cleared.

No one was injured in the incident.

Authorities are working to identify the owner of the machinery.

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