All lanes open on Causeway Bridge; rescue operations continue

Metairie, La. - Rescue crews worked through Monday night searching for the driver of a pick up truck that went over the side of the Causeway Bridge.

Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechau says rescue crews are searching for a 19 year old man who was driving home after working on the Northshore.

The accident happened Monday about 4 p.m. Dufrechau says its not clear yet what cause the driver to go over the guard rail. The incident shut down traffic on both sides of the Causeway Bridge for close to an hour.

Dufrechau says the driver did surface in the water for a moment, but went under the water within seconds.