UPDATE: I-10 West reopens after 18-wheeler chemical spill

LAFAYETTE- UPDATE: I-10 West is now back open after an 18-wheeler flipped carrying hazardous material.

An overturned 18-wheeler and chemical spill has forced police to close Interstate 10 between I-49 and Scott. Both Lafayette Fire and State Police HazMat teams are on the scene of the accident.

According to Lafayette HazMat, the leaks from the overturned truck has been contained. The truck was carrying an Alcohol mix product. Emergency officials are waiting for a transporting truck to offload the product.

Right now, there’s no estimated time for the interstate’s reopening.