At least one person died in a two-vehicle accident that shutdown westbound traffic on Interstate 10 at La. 22 in Sorrento for part of the morning, Louisiana State Police Troop A announced.
The accident involved an 18-wheeler and one other vehicle, but no other details were immediately available, Trooper Jared Sandifer said.
Troopers rerouted traffic onto U.S. 61, where a second accident — though not as serious — closed northbound traffic for a while.
Both accidents have since been cleared and both highways opened.
Sandifer said more details about the accidents should be available later today.