State troopers finally cleared the scene of a fiery crash that left at least one person dead and closed parts of I-10 eastbound Monday morning.
According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge near mile marker 121 near the Butte/ La Rose exit. Photos from the scene show an 18-wheeler possibly transporting potatoes engulfed in flames.
The roadway was cleared around 1:30 p.m.
Drivers traveling eastbound were being diverted to I-49 northbound and then to US 190 eastbound. LSP is advising all drivers to avoid the area as emergency responders work to clear the roadway.
Officials tell WBRZ-TV that the crash is not a Hazmat situation.