TRAFFIC: Interstate 10 westbound near US 171 down to one lane - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

TRAFFIC: Interstate 10 westbound still down to one lane near US 171 exit

Posted: Updated:
Interstate 10 westbound near the La. 14/US 171 exit was still down to one lane Friday morning following an accident Thursday afternoon. (KPLC) Interstate 10 westbound near the La. 14/US 171 exit was still down to one lane Friday morning following an accident Thursday afternoon. (KPLC)
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Local reaction to Jindal's Common Core lawsuit

    Local reaction to Jindal's Common Core lawsuit

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:55:39 GMT
    Wednesday, Governor Bobby Jindal announced he's suing the federal government over Common Core.More >>
    Wednesday, Governor Bobby Jindal announced he's suing the federal government over Common Core.More >>
  • Monitoring Gulf for possible tropical development

    Monitoring Gulf for possible tropical development

    Monitoring Gulf for possible tropical development

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:32:24 GMT
    As of Wednesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center continues to monitor an area of weak low pressure over the northern Gulf of Mexico, south of the Louisiana coastline, for possible tropical development. No threat to Southwest Louisiana though!More >>
    As of Wednesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center continues to monitor an area of weak low pressure over the northern Gulf of Mexico, south of the Louisiana coastline, for possible tropical development. No threat to Southwest Louisiana though!More >>
  • Baptist leaders urge faith-based groups to help ease suffering

    Baptist leaders urge faith-based groups to help ease suffering

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:55:47 GMT
    The Ebola crisis in West Africa poses problems beyond the infectious disease. There are difficulties getting food to people who are staying home to avoid exposure.More >>
    The Ebola crisis in West Africa poses problems beyond the infectious disease. There are difficulties getting food to people who are staying home to avoid exposure.More >>
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Interstate 10 westbound near the La. 14/US 171 exit was still down to one lane Friday morning following an accident Thursday afternoon.

The outside lane has been closed since 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. It could be reopened as early as 11 a.m. Friday.

An 18-wheeler transporting motor oil ran off the road and crashed into a grassy area off the interstate. A small amount of diesel leaked from the truck's fuel tank but the tanker did not spill any oil. The driver was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The reason the lane has been closed for so long? Crews are having to unload the oil from the tanker and clean up the diesel.

The crash was the second in that area on Thursday and the fourth in the last 10 days.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved
.

Powered by WorldNow