Video: Overturned 18-wheeler closes I-10 section 

Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Overturned truck snarls I-10 traffic -- Crews with Road-Runner Towing & Recovery of Baton Rouge work to recover an 18-wheeler that ran off the road and overturned Thursday on Interstate 10 just east of Siegen Lane, shutting down eastbound traffic for more than seven hours. State Police spokesman Jared L. Sandifer said the driver, Tony Wells, 51, of Marrero, was cited for careless operation.
Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Overturned truck snarls I-10 traffic -- Crews with Road-Runner Towing & Recovery of Baton Rouge work to recover an 18-wheeler that ran off the road and overturned Thursday on Interstate 10 just east of Siegen Lane, shutting down eastbound traffic for more than seven hours. State Police spokesman Jared L. Sandifer said the driver, Tony Wells, 51, of Marrero, was cited for careless operation.

The truck overturned and became stuck in a ditch on I-10. The eastbound lanes were closed to upright the overturned 18-wheeler carrying 76,000 pounds of cement, State Police Troop A spokesman Trooper Jared Sandifer said.
Tony Wells, 51, of Marrero, was driving for Quikrete and said he was in the right lane when another 18-wheeler in the left lane tried to switch lanes, according to Sandifer.
Wells said he swerved to avoid a collision and went off the road, added Sandifer.
Sandifer said Wells was cited for careless operation.
As of 3:30p.m. The recover was complete and all lanes of the roadway were open to traffic.