The Louisiana State Police has advised us that both East and West bound lanes of Interstate I-10 are shut down from Exit 44 to Exit 80.

Here are the details.

Louisiana State Police Troop D is currently investigating a one vehicle crash on I-10 eastbound milepost 65 (just east of Jennings in Jefferson Davis Parish) that occurred shortly after 5:00 a.m. involving an 18-wheeler tanker carrying Benzene, a flammable and toxic liquid.  The 18-wheeler is overturned in the median and is not leaking at this time.  The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The detour route from the east will be I-10 west to LA 13 in Crowley (I-10 west is closed at this location), to US 190 west, to US 165 south in Kinder, to 1-10 west.  If east of Lafayette, I-49 north to US 190 west is a suggested detour route.

The detour route will from the west will be I-10 east to US 165 north (I-10 east is closed at this location) to US 190 east in Kinder to US 190 east to LA 13 south in Crowley or motorists may continue to I-49 south in Opelousas to I-10 east.

Source: Louisiana State Police

Sgt. James Anderson

We will update you when more information is available.  Drive safe and buckle up!