UPDATE: Interstate to stay closed for five more hours
Louisiana State Police Troop D, based out of Lake Charles, has issued the following advisory:
"Interstate 10 between Crowley and Iowa will remain closed for another five hours for haz mat clean up."
Traffic along the interstate and detour routes is heavy and caution is urged to motorists.
Louisiana State Police Troop I has issued the following alert:
"Interstate 10 in Acadia Parish to be closed for Haz Mat Incident noon to 3 p.m. Detour for westbound traffic will be Louisiana 13 north to U.S. 190 west to U.S. 165 south.
JENNINGS – An overturned 18 wheeler has made traveling this morning difficult near Jennings.
The left lane of Interstate 10 eastbound has been blocked off between exit 64 - Louisiana 26/Elton Road, and exit 65 - Louisiana 97/Evangeline Highway near Jennings.
Traffic is backing up on the interstate and drivers are urged to exercise caution and find detours when possible.