I-10 West is blocked on the Bonnet Carre Spillway due to a car fire.
The left lane was reopened around 6:30 a.m., but traffic is still slow-moving.
Most drivers are using Airline Highway as an alternate route.
WWL-TV in New Orleans reports at least one person died in the crash.
The closures are causing heavy delays for people trying to get out of New Orleans.
No further details were available.
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