Interstate 10 closures could last all day
State police say the closures on Interstate 10 that have traffic jammed up across Baton Rouge could last all day, as crews work to remove isobutane that was spilled when several 18-wheelers and a car became tangled in accidents around 3:45 this morning. I-10 remains closed in both directions, between Essen Lane and Bluebonnet Boulevard, as of press time. The ramp from Interstate 12 west onto I-10 east is also closed. Police say the accident happened at Essen Lane when a car flipped. A tanker truck stopped for the accident and was rear-ended by another 18-wheeler. The tanker truck was carrying isobutane, which is similar to the propane used for barbecue grills. Troopers say the isobutane must be removed before the scene can be cleared. There were at least two injuries in the wreck.
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