At least five people who were taken to the hospital are in critical condition.
The accident happened in Jefferson County shortly after 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning on Interstate 10 between Taylor Bayou and Hampshire Road. There was reportedly dense fog in the area at the time of the initial crash.
An 18-wheeler tanker truck began leaking after the chain-reaction accident, KBMT reported.
The westbound lanes of I-10 are now open and eastbound lanes will be closed for at least another eight hours.
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