Vehicle fire causes back-up on Basin Bridge westbound

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Authorities worked a vehicle fire on I-10 westbound past Grosse Tete where a detached trailer of an 18-wheeler was fully engulfed in flames. Back-up along the interstate was extensive throughout the majority of the afternoon.

Traffic near MM 131 on I-10 westbound was at a standstill as of 2:08 p.m., according to the LA DOTD cameras.

As of 2:15 p.m., people could be seen standing alongside their vehicles.

Police forced vehicles traveling westbound to exit at Hwy 415 in order to avoid the blaze which was near MM 135.

As of 4:15 p.m., traffic was still being detoured off of I-10.

The interstate re-opened just before 5:30 p.m.

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