Truck crashes into canal, gas pole in Metairie

Car in Metairie canal breaks gas line

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - A truck crashed into a Metairie canal, causing a gas line to burst.

The wreck happened on West Esplanade Ave. at St. Mary St. around 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

According to Jefferson Parish fire officials, the driver of the trucks fled from the scene. He was later taken into custody.

The gas line was still leaking at 8:15 p.m., but crews said wind was helping the gas fumes dissipate.

West Esplanade Ave. was temporarily closed in both directions.

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