Sep 30, 2013 9:10 AM by Ian Auzenne
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."