River Road now open after train derailment

AVONDALE, LA (WVUE) - LA 18 near the Avondale Shipyard is now open after an overnight train derailment.

It happened around 1:45am on River Road near the Avondale Shipyard.

State police say no one was injured. Only shipyard employees were allowed through.

Other drivers were forced to take US 90.

There's no indication of what led to the derailment, but officials say the train was not carrying any hazardous materials and is not leaking.

The train has been removed, but debris does remain in the roadway.

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