State Police are informing KPEL News that they have reopened I-10 Westbound at the Texas-Louisiana border.  Officials say that they were able to clear the highway faster than they had originally thought.

Police are warning that traffic remains heavy in the area at times, so if you are planning on traveling that way, make sure you allow plenty of time.


12:30am - If you are planning on a trip to Texas on Sunday, you'll want to map out your route carefully.  That's because State Police are announcing that I-10 at the border with Louisiana and Texas will close starting at 7am on the westbound side.

The highway will be closed at Exit 4.  Traffic will be diverted north on Louisiana 109.  The detour will continue to Starks where it will turn on Louisiana 12 and head west for the border.  Long delays will be expected as the closing will take around 12 hours to complete.

Officers say that this is happening because of a 1 vehicle crash involving a truck with an oversize load took place Saturday.  They say that it went off the shoulder of the highway just 1 mile east of the border in Calcasieu Parish.

The driver in that crash, 53-year-old Donald Wayne Richardville of Oklahoma, was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries after the accident.  Police do not suspect alcohol was involved.

State Police say that they will work hard throughout the day to get the highway open as soon as it is safe to do so.

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