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

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.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    Schools closed Wednesday in Allen, Calcasieu, Cameron, Beauregard and Jeff Davis

    Schools closed Wednesday in Allen, Calcasieu, Cameron, Beauregard and Jeff Davis

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:08 PM EST2018-01-17 03:08:44 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Schools will be closed in Calcasieu, Allen, Beauregard and Jeff Davis parishes on Wednesday, Jan. 17, due to poor weather conditions. KPLC will post school closures as they are announced. School Closures: Allen Parish Calcasieu Parish Beauregard Parish Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School Diocese of Lake Charles Jeff Davis Parish Glad Tidings Preschool  Lake Charles Charter Academy Lake Charles College Prep Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy  Copyright 2018 KP...

    More >>

    Schools will be closed in Calcasieu, Allen, Beauregard and Jeff Davis parishes on Wednesday, Jan. 17, due to poor weather conditions. KPLC will post school closures as they are announced. School Closures: Allen Parish Calcasieu Parish Beauregard Parish Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School Diocese of Lake Charles Jeff Davis Parish Glad Tidings Preschool  Lake Charles Charter Academy Lake Charles College Prep Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy  Copyright 2018 KP...

    More >>
  • TRAFFIC: I-10 bridge open in both directions, I-210 bridge shut down until tomorrow

    TRAFFIC: I-10 bridge open in both directions, I-210 bridge shut down until tomorrow

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:48 PM EST2018-01-17 02:48:16 GMT
    Accident on the I-10 bridge. (Source: KPLC)Accident on the I-10 bridge. (Source: KPLC)

    The I-10 bridge has been closed due to ice.

    More >>

    The I-10 bridge has been closed due to ice.

    More >>
  • Winter Weather is making its way through Southwest Louisiana

    Winter Weather is making its way through Southwest Louisiana

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:13 PM EST2018-01-17 02:13:40 GMT

    Winter weather hits Southwest Louisiana for the second time this season.

    More >>

    Winter weather hits Southwest Louisiana for the second time this season.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly