I-10 reopens in Louisiana after natural gas explosion

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Louisiana state police have reopened a stretch of Interstate 10 between Lafayette and Baton Rouge that has been closed since Nov. 15 because of a natural gas well blowout, the Associated Press reported Monday, Nov. 26.

Troopers and highway workers removed cones and barricades to allow traffic through in both directions at about 7 p.m. Sunday, according to the AP.

The 55-mile corridor over the Atchafalaya Basin between Louisiana State Route 415 and I-49 — part of a major route between Houston and New Orleans — was not damaged seriously, authorities said.