State Police reports multiple crashes along Interstate 10 westbound in Iberville and St. Martin parishes.

The right lane that had been blocked earlier on I-10 westbound at mile-marker 126, just past Whiskey Bay resulting from one of these accidents has been reopened, the state Department of Transportation and Development reported on Twitter.

Motorists are advised to avoid I-10 westbound for the next several hours, and use La. 415 to U.S. 190 as an alternate route, State Police said through an advisory.

Congestion is estimated at approximately 9 miles, the DOTD reported.

Police described these accidents as "multiple minor crashes" and that traffic is heavy through these areas.