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Both directions of I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge shut down following 18-wheeler fire

Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 8:37 PM CDT
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Westlake, LA (KPLC) - Both directions of travel on the I-10 bridge are being shut down for several hours after an 18-wheeler caught fire, according to the Westlake Police Department.

According to Westlake Police Chief Chris Wilrye, an 18 wheeler was hit by another vehicle, and the 18 wheeler caught fire. Wilrye said minor injuries are being reported at this time.

The 18-wheeler was carrying building materials, according to Wilrye.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is diverting all motorists to I-210 as an alternate route.

Officials say a DOTD bridge inspector is in route to check out the bridge and see if it was at all damaged.

Photos from authorities on the scene.
Photos from authorities on the scene.(WPD)
Photos from authorities on the scene.
Photos from authorities on the scene.(WPD)
Photos from authorities on the scene.
Photos from authorities on the scene.(WPD)

KPLC will update this story as more information comes in.

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