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.