PORT ALLEN, La. (WGNO) – Fire departments and road crews have been working to clear LA-1 in West Baton Rouge Parish after a tractor-trailer flipped off a ramp while exiting Interstate-10 Tuesday morning.
Traffic officials told WBRZ they hope to have the highway reopen by evening rush hour.
According to the Port Allen Fire Department, the 18-wheeler carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer went through a cement side wall, crashing on to LA-1.
In a State Police traffic alert officials said LA-1 could be closed for the next seven hours.
No one was injured in the accident.
Authorities told WBRZ the truck driver will be cited for losing control of his vehicle.