Dump truck fire snarls traffic on Crescent City Connection

Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 12:57 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A dump truck caught fire on the Crescent City Connection bridge Thursday (July 21), bringing traffic on US 90 to a standstill for hours.

The fire was first reported around 10:30 a.m. and smoke was sent billowing into the downtown New Orleans skyline.

Traffic backed up for miles until one lane reopened around an hour later.

As of 1 p.m., a second lane reopened, leaving two lanes closed where the charred remains of the dump truck sat immobile.

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