NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. Northbound and southbound motorists driving on I-49 toward Natchitoches are advised of an 18-wheeler fire on the southbound ramp at the Powhatan exit.

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #7 were called to the scene of the around 9:45 a.m. today, according to the NPSO. No hazardous materials are involved.

Anyone traveling through the area, is asked to drive carefully, pay attention to the road and avoid distractions.