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.
Police forced vehicles traveling westbound to exit at Hwy 415 in order to avoid the blaze which was near MM 135.
The interstate re-opened just before 5:30 p.m.