Traffic on Interstate 10 East heading toward Baton Rouge was backed up for miles Thursday morning because of a vehicle fire, officials said.
The eastbound lanes of of interstate were closed for about 2 hours at mile marker 126 near Whiskey Bay, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Both lanes are now open as of 9:30 a.m.
All lanes are open on I-10 East at Mile Marker 126 (before Whiskey Bay). Congestion has reached 13 miles.— Baton Rouge Traffic (@BR_Traffic) October 7, 2021
Louisiana State Police said the fire, which involved a camper trailer, had been extinguished around 8 a.m. There was no immediate word if there were any injuries.
Crews are working to clear the wreckage from the roadway, officials said at 9 a.m. They did not say when the road is expected to fully reopen.
Traffic was backed up for about 13 miles as of 9:30 a.m. Drivers can use U.S. 190 as an alternate route.
Check the latest traffic conditions in Louisiana via the state's traffic website, 511LA.org.