Haz-Mat Situation Closes I-10 Between I-49 And Scott
UPDATE: As of 4:30 a.m. HazMat teams from both the Lafayette Fire Departments and Louisiana State Police have contained the leaks.
Lafayette Fire Department Spokesman Alton Trahan says the chemicals are an alcohol mix, and right now, they are waiting for another truck to offload the chemicals.
As far as when the Eastbound lanes will be open, no time frame has been given.
UPDATE: As of 3:55 am Westbound lanes of I-10 have been reopened. There is still no timetable for the opening of the Eastbound lanes.
(Original Story): A crash involving an 18-wheeler at the Eastbound off-ramp of I-10 near at Ambassador Caffery Parkway in Lafayette has resulted in the roadway being closed at this hour. The crash which was reported shortly after one this morning reportedly involved a hazardous material.
As of this report, we are unsure what that hazardous material is but in order to deal with the cleanup and control of the crash scene state police have closed I-10 between the Scott Exit (Exit 97) and the I-49/Evangeline Thruway Exit (Exit 103).
The 18-wheeler in question is reportedly on its side. There has been no timetable given as to when authorities expect the roadway to reopen.
We will have more information on this story as it develops.