Local First Traffic: 2 lanes blocked on Highrise headed into New Orleans

Local First Traffic: 2 lanes blocked on Highrise headed into New Orleans
Officers are investigating an accident on the Highrise that happened Friday afternoon. (FOX 8)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - An accident on I-10 West near the Highrise is causing a traffic tie up all the way back to the Crowder exit.

Two left lanes of I-10 westbound are closed between Chef Menteur Hwy. and Downman Rd.

The accident happened early Friday afternoon.

An alternate route coming into the city is exiting I-10 and heading to Hayne Blvd., then heading west to Downman Rd.

There is no word on injuries or what caused the accident.