Lake Charles Traffic Alert: Westbound Lanes on I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Shut Down Due to Vehicle Fire

By Calcasieu Staff
Published January 22, 2024

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Lake Charles, Louisiana – Westbound Lanes of I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Closed Due to Vehicle Fire

Authorities have announced that the westbound lanes of the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge are currently closed due to a vehicle fire on the bridge. At the time of reporting, the duration of the closure remains unknown.

The vehicle fire has necessitated the closure of the westbound lanes, leading to significant traffic disruptions in the area. As a result, authorities have implemented a rerouting plan, directing drivers to use I-210 as an alternate route. Commuters are advised to plan their journeys accordingly and anticipate delays while the situation is being resolved.

The Calcasieu River Bridge is a vital transportation link connecting the cities of Lake Charles and Westlake. It serves as a crucial artery for both local residents and interstate travelers. The closure of the westbound lanes is undoubtedly causing inconvenience for many commuters, and authorities are working diligently to reopen the bridge to normal traffic as soon as possible.

Drivers in the affected area are strongly urged to seek alternative routes if possible to avoid the congestion caused by the closure.

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