Interstate reopens after crashes closes I-10 eastbound near Dalrymple

All lanes are now open on Interstate 10 eastbound after two crashes involving six vehicles forced authorities to close eastbound lanes for about an hour Saturday evening. The crashes -- one involving two vehicles and another involving four vehicles -- happened not too long after 5 p.m., said Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., a Baton Rouge Police spokesman.

The crashes are still under investigation, but it doesn’t appear that anyone involved suffered a life-threatening injury, Coppola said.

As of about 6:30 p.m., eastbound traffic was backed up across the Mississippi River Bridge to La. 415. Also, congestion on Interstate 110 southbound has reached the bend in the interstate at Capitol Access Road, according to a tweet from the Department of Transportation and Development.