Agencies respond to disabled 18-wheeler on Hwy. 120 floodwaters

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Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Natchitoches Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, Louisiana DOTD, Natchitoches Parish Fire District #5, DEQ, and TAS Environmental Services arrived on the scene of a disabled eighteen wheeler in floodwaters on Hwy. 120 west of Interstate-49 near Cypress April 3 at 3 pm.

Deputies say the load shifted on the truck overnight causing the eighteen wheeler to overturn in the floodwaters.

La. State Police Haz-Mat has been contacted due to a fuel spillage.

DEQ and TAS Enviromental Services are on scene assessing the spillage and clean-up preparations.

NPSO Deputies have taken aerial drone footage of the scene to get a wider and better view of the area.

Log company officials out of Sabine Parish are also on scene with a skidder and other heavy equipment attempting to upright the overturned truck.

The incident occured on Monday afternoon, when the operator of an eastbound loaded eighteen wheeler log truck disobeyed road closure signs on La. Hwy 120 entered floodwaters causing the truck to become disabled.

Deputies used an NPSO amphibious ATV to rescue the driver and transport him to land.

The driver was who was uninjured was cited for Disobeying Road Closure Signs.

“Don’t attempt to Drive thru Floodwaters, Turn Around-Don’t Drown”!!!