(WBRZ) As if traffic could get any worse Friday, College Drive was closed and drivers were warned it could remain closed for a while after a bizarre train crash.
Video and pictures shared with WBRZ show a pickup with a trailer jackknifed against the train and another vehicle.
Authorities were just arriving on the scene before 3:15 p.m. but said the crossing will be closed for a while.
Accident involving train on College Drive near Perkins Road. I think it's safe to say this area will be a mess for awhile. pic.twitter.com/eDeWKxKgmk— Brittany Weiss WBRZ (@MsBWeiss) June 29, 2018
The snafu happened as the city’s interstates are gridlocked in either direction – minor crashes earlier in the day caused congestion that did not clear before the usual Friday traffic jams mixed with holiday travelers.
College Drive is closed in both directions at Perkins Road due to an accident. Congestion is minimal at this time. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.— Baton Rouge Traffic (@BR_Traffic) June 29, 2018