TRAFFIC: US 171 southbound at Calcasieu River Bridge reopens - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

TRAFFIC: US 171 southbound at Calcasieu River Bridge reopens

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As of 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the crash has been cleared and all lanes of traffic are open.

Drivers were urged to avoid US 171 southbound at the Calcasieu River Bridge late Thursday morning following a single vehicle crash. A second crash involving two other vehicles was caused due to people "gawking" at the first crash, according to James Anderson of the State Police.

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