18-wheeler fire causes congestion on I-10 East near Breaux Bridge

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An 18-wheeler fire caused traffic congestion early this afternoon on I-10 East near Breaux Bridge.

Louisiana State Police report that both lanes of I-10 East are now open. Troopers are also asking drivers to use caution.

Master Trooper Brooks David told KLFY that three cars caught fire on the back of a semi-trailer.

The fire has been extinguished and the truck has been cleared from the roadway.

DOTD reported that congestion lasted for over an hour and reached a maximum of three miles.

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