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METAIRIE, La. -Traffic headed toward Metairie and Baton Rouge was slowed near the Metairie Road exit for about 90 minutes after a pickup truck overturned spilling debris onto the highway.

A second accident nearby added to the problems.

The incidents occurred around 8:30 a.m. Traffic was flowing again by 10 a.m.

The slowdown was as far back as Terry Parkway on the westbank and traffic was also slowed at the CCCtoll booth.

What started as a breeze for drivers on the Columbus Day holiday turned into gridlock after the accident.

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