Sep 30, 2013 10:53 AM by KATC (PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
I-49 (in Rapides Parish) remains closed in both directions from US 167 (Mile Marker 61) to LA 112 (Mile Marker 66), due to an tractor trailer fire with Hazardous materials (liquid refrigerated Hydrogen). Traffic is being detoured North onto US 167 North to US 71 North and then to LA 112 West and back onto I-49 North and traffic is being detoured South onto LA 112 East to US 71 South and then to US 167 South and back onto I-49 South. DOTD and Troop E are currently unable estimate when the roadway will reopen. The queue from this incident is minimal at this time.