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TRAFFIC: Interstate 10 westbound in Vinton down to one lane following accident

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VINTON, LA (KPLC) -

State police said Interstate 10 westbound in Vinton was still down to one lane following an early morning accident.

Sgt. James Anderson, spokesman for Troop D, said traffic was still backed up for 2-3 miles as of 9:20 a.m.

Around midnight, an 18-wheeler transporting barrels of resin collided with a truck involved in the highway striping operation.

While no one was in danger and no shelter-in-place was issued, the incident is being treated as a hazard-material situation and the clean-up was expected to take six to eight hours.

Motorists can expect congestion in the area and westbound drivers are advised to detour to US 90.

Both drivers were transported to area hospitals.

The crash is being investigated by the Vinton Police Department while state police are assisting with traffic and monitoring the haz-mat cleanup.

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