UPDATE: 1:10 p.m. Monday - State Police have reopened I-10. Drivers are warned to expect heavy traffic.
Traffic Alert - Troops A & I (#BatonRouge / #Lafayette area)#I10 westbound on the basin bridge near milepost 126 is now open following the 18-wheeler fire from this morning. Traffic is expected to be heavy. Please drive with caution. https://t.co/qrM7f7sEoK— LA State Police (@LAStatePolice) January 22, 2018
Original story follows:
Drivers heading west from Baton Rouge towards Lafayette are having to take U.S. 190 this morning after an 18-wheeler caught fire and shut down I-10 on the Basin Bridge at Whiskey Bay.
Westbound traffic is being diverted to LA 415 to U.S. 190 and then I-49.
State Police have opened one lane near the accident site to clear traffic off the Basin Bridge.
ICYMI: An-18 wheeler fire closed I-10 westbound on the Basin Bridge at Whiskey Bay. pic.twitter.com/GUT9LVSEwX— WBRZ News (@WBRZ) January 22, 2018
Photo: Louisiana State Police