vehicle fire on I-10 at Whiskey Bay

I-10 East near Whiskey Bay was down to one lane due to a vehicle fire on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Photo via Louisiana State Police on Facebook.

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.

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.