Southbound lanes of I-49 are closed after a crash involving a motorcycle. Drivers tell KPEL News that traffic is being diverted to University Avenue via West Pont Des Mouton. The driver of the motorcycle is in critical condition at a local hospital. The identity of the driver has not been identified. No other information about the crash has been released at this time.

The Lafayette Police Department is currently working a major traffic crash near the intersection of Interstate 49 and Interstate 10.

The southbound lanes starting at the intersection of Pont Des Mouton Rd and Interstate 49 are closed.

Expect traffic delays if traveling in this area.

If you're planning to be in the area, you're asked to take a different route and avoid I-49.