I-12 closed at Airline

The westbound lanes of I-12 were closed at Airline Highway early Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, after a truck reportedly lost its load of stone countertops on the roadway. (screenshot via DOTD traffic camera)

Traffic is crawling on Interstate 12 West at Airline Highway Wednesday morning due to debris on the road, officials with the state Department of Transportation and Development said.

A disabled tractor trailer caused the problem around 5:25 a.m., DOTD tweeted.

The truck dropped a load of stone countertops, which shattered on the roadway, according to Total Traffic Baton Rouge, a traffic information provider in the region.

It wasn't immediately clear if anyone was injured in the crash.

The section of the interstate was closed for about an hour. 

The right lane is now open as of 8:05 a.m. Congestion has reached Range Avenue.

See live traffic conditions on DOTD's website.