NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans Firefighters responded to a train derailment in New Orleans East. The incident occurred Sunday around 6:20 p.m. on Almonaster Boulevard.
An NOFD spokesperson says that two of the 108 Public Belt Railway cars on the train, derailed. One of the two was on its side and the other was leaning on that car. Both cars were carrying over 30,000 gallons of crude oil. No leakage was reported from either car and, at this time, there is no threat to the public.
The remaining cars were moved from the area. A re-railing company was called to the scene to put the cars back on the track. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.