Jul 9, 2013 10:00 AM by Ian Auzenne

Truck fire closes part of US 90

Part of US 90 West in Iberia Parish is closed while firefighters work to put out an 18-wheeler fire.

Officials say the driver of an oil tanker lost control near the Jefferson Island Road exit and went off the highway. Only the cab of the vehicle caught fire.

Police say the oil tank was empty and that no hazardous materials are present in the vehicle.

State police say they expect the highway to reopen shortly.



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