LSP: Interstate 55 closed near Interstate 12 to due to overturned tanker truck

Published: Jan. 13, 2016 at 3:31 AM CST
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HAMMOND, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police have closed a portion of Interstate 55 northbound in Hammond, after a tractor-trailer hauling propane overturned. The incident occurred Tuesday evening on I-55 near I-12.

Police say that the truck was traveling east on I-12 when it exited onto I-55 northbound. The trailer traveled off of the roadway and caused the vehicle to overturn. After coming to a rest on its side, the truck blocked both northbound lanes of the interstate.

According to police, no propane was spilled from the truck and no injuries were reported. Crews are on scene to remove the propane from the trailer and remove the truck from the roadway.

We will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.

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