Tanker truck carrying gas overturns on I-10 near Irish Bayou

A tanker truck overturned, shutting down part of Interstate 10 in New Orleans East on Thursday morning.

Watch report

The Irish Bayou exit ramp was shut down, but traffic was able to pass on both sides of Interstate 10. However, onlookers of the accident brought traffic to a crawl.

Hazmat crews were at the scene, along with several tow trucks in order to lift teh tanker back to its upright position.

Police said the driver was injured but was able to speak to officers at the scene.

There was no information on what caused the crash.

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