Four-car accident on Causeway; 1 car into lake, but driver OK - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Four-car accident on Causeway; 1 car into lake, but driver OK

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Photo shows the overboard vehicle being lifted from the lake (St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office) Photo shows the overboard vehicle being lifted from the lake (St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office)
Photo of the crash scene (Courtesy St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District No. 4) Photo of the crash scene (Courtesy St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District No. 4)

Traffic on the Causeway Bridge was briefly shut down in both directions Thursday afternoon after a four-car accident in the southbound lanes.

Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechou says one car went into the lake as a result of the crash, but the driver survived and he was pulled from the water a short time ago.

The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. Both northbound and southbound traffic was halted for a brief time, but northbound traffic resumed just before 3:30 p.m.  Southbound lanes have just reopened, but will close again at some point tonight while crews recover the overboard vehicle.

Authorities at the scene say they have no reports of injuries.  

We're still awaiting an official report on what caused the accident.

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