After causing major delays, 7-vehicle crash on I-10 near MS-LA state line cleared

A 7-vehicle car crash Tuesday morning closed all westbound lanes on Interstate 10 near Waveland and backed up traffic for hours on the Mississippi Coast, the state Highway Patrol said.

Six cars and one semi-truck crashed about 9 a.m., Cpl. Calvin Robertson said.

Four people were injured but none of the injuries are considered life threatening, he said.

Traffic cleared by 1 p.m.

The crash closed all westbound lanes near the Waveland exit and caused congestion down the interstate Tuesday morning. The Mississippi Department of Transportation estimated at 10 a.m. that delays would last another hour and 30 minutes.

Robertson said at 10:15 a.m. he expected authorities to open one lane within the next 30 minutes.

The crash came hours after MDOT warned of additional congestion and alternating lane closures at the Pearl River Bridge Tuesday morning. The agency warned all drivers to proceed with caution in the area and be prepared to stop.