U.S. 90

J-turns planned on U.S. 90

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is planning to place J-turns on U.S. 90 from Wax Lake Outlet to the U.S. 90 bridge in Berwick.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has been busy in St. Mary Parish.

Garbage truck fire on U.S. 90

The Patterson Volunteer Fire Department received a call at 8:19 a.m. today reporting a garbage truck on fire on U.S. 90 between Red Cypress Road and Todd Subdivision, Fire Chief Sherel Martin said. Upon arrival, fire was coming out of the cab of the truck, Martin said. Firefighters responded to the scene with two engine trucks and one rescue truck along with 10 volunteer firefighters. The fire appeared to have started in the cab of the truck by the engine compartment, the chief said. As of about 9:20 a.m. today, the fire was out and personnel were working to reopen U.S. 90 westbound in Patterson, which was closed too, Martin said. No injuries were reported, and the cab of the truck is a total loss, Martin said. Firefighters were concerned that the heat of the fire could spread the fire to the area of the truck where garbage is kept, Martin said. As of this morning, firefighters were monitoring the situation, he said.
Submitted Photo Courtesy of Skeet’s Photo Service

The Patterson Volunteer Fire Department received a call at 8:19 a.m. today reporting a garbage truck on fire on U.S.

NTSB: 10-year-old tire failed in fatal crash

A left rear tire failure on the 2004 Kia, above, is cited in a National Transportation and Safety Board report about the Feb. 15 crash that killed four people on U.S. 90.
(Banner-Tribune Photo)

The original 10-year-old left rear tire of the 2004 Kia experienced tread separation, rapid air loss and has been cited as a factor in the Feb.

Federal investigators study crash that killed 4

Wreck victim DeWayne Escort is remembered on a cross beside U.S. 90.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

Federal investigators are looking into several safety issues including occupant protection, tire failure, the road and even what affect a median barrier would have had in the collision of a school

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