TRAFFIC ALERT: I-10 westbound reopens at La. 415 after accident on Atchafalaya Basin; delays reach 10/12 split

UPDATE: The interstate reopened around 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3

PORT ALLEN — Friday traffic troubles have begun early in the Capital City.

An accident on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge near Lake Bigeux has forced officials to close I-10 westbound at La. 415. All westbound traffic is being redirected off the interstate and onto La. 415. Delays extend past the 10/12 split.

A photo of the incident sent to UWK shows the cab of an 18-wheeler overturned.

The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is assisting DOTD crews. If you’re traveling in the area, consider using Hwy. 190.

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