Traffic Talk

Sep 30, 2013 9:10 AM by Ian Auzenne

Tractor-trailer fire shuts down I-49 in Rapides; detour announced

A tractor-trailer fire is continuing to cause traffic tie-ups on Interstate 49 in Rapides Parish. Both the north- and southbound lanes of the highway between mileposts 61 and 66--just north of the Evangeline Parish Line--are closed and, according to state police, will remain closed for several hours.

Drivers on I-49 are being detoured to US 167, US 71, and LA 112.

Despite the road closure, DOTD officials say the queue caused by the accident is "minimal."

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