Kenner police: At least 5 accidents on interstate caused by new airport terminal traffic

The Kenner Police Department said it responded to five accidents on the interstate Wednesday morning due to an influx of traffic near the new airport terminal.

According to police, between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., five accidents with no injures were being investigated, and police say the accidents were attributed to the Loyola I-10/interchange.

Kenner police said the I-10 westbound off-ramp tends to back up onto I-10 where careless drivers are waiting until the last minute to exit, cutting off other drivers, and ending up in crashes.

Kenner police said they are monitoring the traffic patterns and coordinating with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to develop light synchronization, which could alleviate the off-ramp backup.

According to the Police Department, Kenner officers are on standby to begin directing traffic, but as of this time, the Police Department has not had to utilize the officers.

According to the Police Department, these are issues it anticipated, and it is quickly working on a resolution.

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