Monday, March 9, 2009

Shrimp boat blocks highway

Philip Lejeune Sr. looks at his 25-foot fiberglass shrimp boat as it sits on the shoulder of the West bound lane of U.S. 90 Monday morning Photo.... MATT STAMEY/STAFF

Shrimp boat blocks highway

Published: Monday, March 2, 2009 at 10:38 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 2, 2009 at 2:44 p.m.

UPDATED 1:15 p.m.

HOUMA — A shrimp boat that fell off a trailer on U.S. 90 this morning blocked traffic for nearly three hours while State Police brought in a crane to move the vessel.

State Police said the trawler fell off just before 10:30 a.m. on U.S. 90 westbound between the La. 311 interchange and the Chacahoula exit. The boat initially blocked one lane but both westbound lanes were closed when a crane arrived to move the trawler off the road. No injuries were reported and no vehicles are believed to have collided with the trawler, police said. The highway was opened about 1:15 p.m., police said.

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