UPDATE 5:45 p.m.: All lanes of I-10 have been reopened.


UPDATE 4:15 p.m.: Master Trooper Brooks David says Louisiana State Police have re-opened both westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Interstate 10.

The other eastbound lane remains closed as a private company arrives to retrieve the remaining hazardous material.


UPDATE 3:15 p.m.: No injuries have been reported in the accident that has Interstate 10 closed between Scott and Duson.

Lafayette Fire Department spokesperson Alton Trahan said emergency personnel responded to the scene after an 18-wheeler driver called saying smoke was emitting form his liquid tanker trailer.

The tanker was transporting molten sulphur.

Scott Fire Department, Lafayette Fire Department Hazmat Unit, State Police Hazmat, and DEQ responded to the scene.

Trahan said a "small leak" was quickly contained and stopped. The insulation between the tank and the exterior wrapping was smoldering. After removing some of the exterior wrapping the smoldering insulation was extinguished. (Editor's Note: Trahan noted the yellow material under the truck in the photo below is insulation from the tanker.)

Hazmat crews monitored air quality to ensure everything was safe for nearby residences. No evacuations were required.

Emergency crews are awaiting a private company to transport the tanker to a safe area to off load the product.

I-1`0 Hazardous Material Truck (LFD Photo)



UPDATE 2:45 p.m.: I-10 traffic is being rerouted through the Interstate 49 corridor.

Other detours include U.S. 90 (Cameron Street) west of Duson.


A hazardous spill has closed all lanes of  Interstate 10 in Lafayette Parish.

Master Trooper Brooks David said Interstate 10 is closed near mile marker 95 between Duson and Scott.

There have been no reports yet as to what hazardous material has been spilled.

Traffic is being rerouted to U.S. 90 (Cameron Street) south of the interstate.

Motorists traveling along the I-10 corridor--and the affected detours--should expect delays.

I-10 Closed 9-29 1pm (Photo Credit Frank Ellis)