I-10 East is closed this morning after an 18 wheeler was involved in an accident and caught fire.

State Police have closed I-10 at the Atchafalaya Basin bridge. Traffic on I-10 is being diverted to I-49 North and then to U.S. Hwy 90 east (to Baton Rouge).

A spokesperson for Louisiana State Police tells us the interstate will be closed for several hours and is asking for the public's patience.

Click HERE to see live video from the scene of the accident.

UPDATE: State Police say the crash was fatal. We'll continue to follow this developing story.