UPDATE:

CENTRAL, La. (BRPROUD) — Hooper Road has reopened, according to Central PD.

ORIGINAL STORY:

CENTRAL, La. (BRPROUD) — A portion of Hooper Road will be closed Tuesday evening to remove an 18 wheeler.

Central Police Department said Hooper Road between Blackwater and Lovett roads will be closed for three hours starting at 6 p.m. Authorities said the 18 wheeler is currently off the roadway so rush hour traffic can get through.

Police are asking drivers not to slow down to look at the truck since it opens up the potential for accidents.