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State Police work to clear accident involving two 18-wheelers

RAPIDES Parish (LSP) - Troopers from Troop E are currently working a two vehicle crash involving two 18 wheelers. The crash is located on Interstate 49 southbound at milepost 73 (Woodworth Exit). The southbound outside lane of Interstate 49 is closed at this location, but the inside lane remains open. Delays are minor, but the lane closure is expected to be lengthy. This location is in Rapides Parish.

Moderate injuries are reported.

There are several police officers and first responders on the scene. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if at all possible. If you must travel, in that area, please exercise extreme caution.

Road closures and detours can be found using the Louisiana Traveler Information System through several different methods including the 511 phone system, www.511la.org, LA DOTD Twitter accounts, and the “Louisiana 511” smartphone application.

Depending on the method utilized, the traveler information system allows access to valuable resources such as current road reports on crashes, weather related closures, and construction as well as real time traffic camera views.

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