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

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)
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
.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Booking Report: Monday, June 19

    Booking Report: Monday, June 19

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:03:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Vicky Holland, 36, Iowa, LA: Sale, distribution, or possession of legend drug without prescription or order prohibited; exceptions; penalties, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, schedule II, prohibited act; drug paraphernalia, direct contempt of court.  Kenneth Sampson, 47, Westlake, LA: Tail Lamps - Illuminate with white light the rear registration plate, sale, distribution, or possession of legend drug without prescription or order prohibited; exceptions; penaltie...More >>
    Vicky Holland, 36, Iowa, LA: Sale, distribution, or possession of legend drug without prescription or order prohibited; exceptions; penalties, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, schedule II, prohibited act; drug paraphernalia, direct contempt of court.  Kenneth Sampson, 47, Westlake, LA: Tail Lamps - Illuminate with white light the rear registration plate, sale, distribution, or possession of legend drug without prescription or order prohibited; exceptions; penaltie...More >>
  • Lake Charles man shot in the face on staircase in Sabine Parish

    Lake Charles man shot in the face on staircase in Sabine Parish

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:49:07 GMT
    Man shot in Sabine Parish, shooter still on the loose. (Source: Sabine Parish Police Department)Man shot in Sabine Parish, shooter still on the loose. (Source: Sabine Parish Police Department)

    A man was killed after being shot in the head at an apartment complex in Sabine Parish and the shooter fled the scene, according to Assistant Coroner Ron Rivers, Sabine Parish Coroner's Office.

    More >>

    A man was killed after being shot in the head at an apartment complex in Sabine Parish and the shooter fled the scene, according to Assistant Coroner Ron Rivers, Sabine Parish Coroner's Office.

    More >>
  • Southwest Louisiana arrest report: June 16, 2018

    Southwest Louisiana arrest report: June 16, 2018

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:40:31 GMT
    Calcasieu Correctional Center: Joanne Marie Schiwart, 21, Port Arthur, TX: Out-of-state detainer. Maegan Lorraine Takewell, 18, Deridder: Domestic abuse battery. Raylon Demontre Jenkins, Jr., 22, Westlake: Direct contempt of court, possession of synthetic marijuana, disturbing the peace. Russell Gregory Kiely, 48, Lake Charles: Probation violation.  Justin Wallace, 37, Lake Charles: Possession of drugs; possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, produce or manufactu...More >>
    Calcasieu Correctional Center: Joanne Marie Schiwart, 21, Port Arthur, TX: Out-of-state detainer. Maegan Lorraine Takewell, 18, Deridder: Domestic abuse battery. Raylon Demontre Jenkins, Jr., 22, Westlake: Direct contempt of court, possession of synthetic marijuana, disturbing the peace. Russell Gregory Kiely, 48, Lake Charles: Probation violation.  Justin Wallace, 37, Lake Charles: Possession of drugs; possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, produce or manufactu...More >>
Powered by Frankly