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Inside lane of I-10 East open, outside lane remains closed near La./Texas border

An 18-wheeler hit a piece of metal on I-10 East near the Texas border, causing its fuel tank to...
An 18-wheeler hit a piece of metal on I-10 East near the Texas border, causing its fuel tank to rupture. Diesel fuel spilled on the interstate, causing a series of other accidents over a two-mile stretch.(Louisiana State Police)
Updated: Sep. 23, 2020 at 8:25 PM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The inside lane of I-10 Eastbound is currently open, however, the outside lane is shut down one mile east of the Louisiana/Texas border.

The 511la.org map is showing that I-10 West is also moving slowly in the area.

Trooper Derek Senegal, spokesman for Louisiana State Police Troop D, said an 18-wheeler struck a piece of metal in the roadway, which caused its fuel tank to rupture.

The accidents begin around mile post 1 and continue to around mile post 4.

No injuries are currently reported.

La. 12 and US 190 are available as detours coming in from Texas.

An 18-wheeler hit a piece of metal on I-10 East near the Texas border, causing its fuel tank to...
An 18-wheeler hit a piece of metal on I-10 East near the Texas border, causing its fuel tank to rupture. Diesel fuel spilled on the interstate, causing a series of other accidents over a two-mile stretch.(Louisiana State Police)
An 18-wheeler hit a piece of metal on I-10 East near the Texas border, causing its fuel tank to...
An 18-wheeler hit a piece of metal on I-10 East near the Texas border, causing its fuel tank to rupture. Diesel fuel spilled on the interstate, causing a series of other accidents over a two-mile stretch.(Louisiana State Police)
An 18-wheeler hit a piece of metal on I-10 East near the Texas border, causing its fuel tank to...
An 18-wheeler hit a piece of metal on I-10 East near the Texas border, causing its fuel tank to rupture. Diesel fuel spilled on the interstate, causing a series of other accidents over a two-mile stretch.(Louisiana State Police)
An 18-wheeler hit a piece of metal on I-10 East near the Texas border, causing its fuel tank to...
An 18-wheeler hit a piece of metal on I-10 East near the Texas border, causing its fuel tank to rupture. Diesel fuel spilled on the interstate, causing a series of other accidents over a two-mile stretch.(Louisiana State Police)
An 18-wheeler hit a piece of metal on I-10 East near the Texas border, causing its fuel tank to...
An 18-wheeler hit a piece of metal on I-10 East near the Texas border, causing its fuel tank to rupture. Diesel fuel spilled on the interstate, causing a series of other accidents over a two-mile stretch.(Louisiana State Police)

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