Basin Bridge reopened after 9-hour road closure on I-10 E - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Basin Bridge reopened after 9-hour road closure on I-10 E

Troopers say Hazmat was called to the scene to make the roads safe again to travel. (LSP Troop A) Troopers say Hazmat was called to the scene to make the roads safe again to travel. (LSP Troop A)
Troopers say charges are pending until they reach a final outcome of the investigation. (LSP Troop A) Troopers say charges are pending until they reach a final outcome of the investigation. (LSP Troop A)
An accident involving hazardous phosphoric acid shut down the interstate around 8:00 am Saturday morning.  (LSP Troop A) An accident involving hazardous phosphoric acid shut down the interstate around 8:00 am Saturday morning. (LSP Troop A)
Many travelers have opted to take an alternate route on US 190 because the I-10 East on the Basin Bridge is currently closed. Traffic is moving progressively, but the movement slows to a crawl when passing through the small towns along the way. (KPLC) Many travelers have opted to take an alternate route on US 190 because the I-10 East on the Basin Bridge is currently closed. Traffic is moving progressively, but the movement slows to a crawl when passing through the small towns along the way. (KPLC)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The I-10 Westbound is now open on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, but Troopers say congestion was heavy. It is now clear. The I-10 East has also reopened at mile post 119. Traffic traveling eastbound was being diverted at the I-10/I-49 split, but now vehicles are allowed back on the interstate.

Many travelers have opted to take an alternate route on US 190 because the I-10 East on the Basin Bridge was closed earlier.  Traffic is moving progressively on US 190, but the movement slows to a crawl, when passing through the small towns along the way.

An accident involving hazardous phosphoric acid shut down the interstate around 8:00 am Saturday.  State Troopers say charges are pending based on the final outcome of the investigation has been reached.

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