Louisiana officials: I-10 closed until early December

Nov. 26, 2007
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) officials have announced that Interstate 10 between Lafayette and Baton Rouge will be closed through December 4th

UPDATE: According to AmericanPress.com, this stretch of I-10 has reopened.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) officials have announced that Interstate 10 between Lafayette and Baton Rouge will be closed through December 4th while crews battle a natural gas well fire near Ramah.

According to Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA) executive director Cathy F. Gautreaux, the continued closure of I-10, which is a major freight and intermodal route, will cause delays, increase costs and possibly disrupt shipping schedules.

DOTD officials ask the trucking industry to take alternative routes, urging truckers to use I-20 across northern Louisiana, if possible.

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