No injuries were reported when a semi-trailer overturned in the intersection of Florida Avenue and Memorial Boulevard this afternoon. LPD advises driver to seek alternate routes since several lanes will be blocked until the debris is cleaned up. Eastbound Memorial is partially blocked and the right turn lane of Florida Avenue is blocked.

Around 4:30 p.m., LPD said it will probably two more hours before the intersection is fully open.

“There was an issue with the equipment brought in for the trailer removal. Backup equipment has arrived, but we anticipate another two hours before the roadway is clear,” spokeswoman Robin Tillett said

Check LPD’s Facebook post for updates.

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