I-10 East Near Vinton Reopens after an Overturned Crane Truck Closed the Roadway

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Published June 22, 2022

I-10 East Near Vinton Reopens after an Overturned Crane Truck Closed the Roadway

Louisiana – I-10 eastbound at Mile Marker 5 has reopened after being closed for more than twelve hours due to an overturned crane truck blocking the roadway.

June 22, 2022, 7:35 pm update:

At approximately 7:33 pm, the Louisiana Department of Transportation reported that all lanes have reopened on I-10 Eastbound at Mile Marker 5 after an overturned crane truck blocked all lanes eastbound lanes for most of the day. At the time congestion was still approximately 12 miles in length.

June 22, 2022, 2:40 pm update:

According to Louisiana DOTD, I-10 East remains closed at Mile Marker 5 due to a large overturned vehicle. Traffic is being diverted off Hwy 87 in Texas. Congestion has reached at least ten miles. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

June 22, 2022, 11:20 am update:

At approximately 11:20 am, Louisiana State Police reported that all eastbound I-10 traffic in Texas, coming into Louisiana is being diverted to the Deweyville exit (LA 12) in Vidor until further notice. Please also be aware of westbound traffic congestion in the Vinton area.


On June 22, 2022, at approximately 7:10 am Louisiana State Police reported that Troopers were on the the scene of a crash on I-10 eastbound in Vinton, Louisiana, just east of Exit 4 in Calcasieu Parish. Both eastbound lanes of travel are blocked at this time and traffic is being diverted onto US 90 (exit 4).

Crews are working to get the wreckage cleared and there is no estimated time of when the roadway will be reopened. Drivers should expect delays.

Featured image source: LSP