I-10 east at Lafayette reopens

I-10 east at Lafayette reopens
An 18-wheeler carrying hazardous materials overturned near Ambassador Caffrey. Trooper First Class Thomas Gossen said that the 18-wheeler was carrying propylene tetramer, a flammable material which was offloaded before the truck was moved. (Source: Louisiana State Police)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - I-10 east near Lafayette has reopened.

The interstate was closed from Crowley to Lafayette for most of the day after an 18-wheeler carrying hazardous materials overturned near Ambassador Caffrey.

An 18-wheeler carrying hazardous materials overturned near Ambassador Caffrey. Trooper First Class Thomas Gossen said that the 18-wheeler was carrying propylene tetramer, a flammable material which being offloaded before the truck can be moved.
An 18-wheeler carrying hazardous materials overturned near Ambassador Caffrey. Trooper First Class Thomas Gossen said that the 18-wheeler was carrying propylene tetramer, a flammable material which being offloaded before the truck can be moved. (Source: Louisiana State Police)

Gossen said that the 18-wheeler was carrying propylene tetramer, a flammable material which had to be offloaded before the truck could be moved.

The single-vehicle accident happened when the truck veered off the right side of the road as it was traveling eastbound, Gossen said. The driver was uninjured.

Crews turn a tractor trailer upright after it overturned on I-10 Eastbound near Ambassador Caffrey Tuesday.
Crews turn a tractor trailer upright after it overturned on I-10 Eastbound near Ambassador Caffrey Tuesday. (Source: Louisiana State Police)

PLEASE AVOID......I-10 eastbound. Between Scott exit 97 and Ambassador Caffery. Due to a crash involving an 18 wheeler,...

Posted by Scott Fire Department on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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