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Freight train derails near Avondale Shipyard

3 years 3 weeks 2 days ago February 04, 2014 Feb 4, 2014 Tuesday, February 04 2014 February 04, 2014 7:40 AM in News

AVONDALE - A train derailment has closed La. Highway 18 near the Avondale Shipyard.

The state Department of Transportation and Development says the derailment happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The Jefferson Parish Fire Department told a New Orleans television station the scene is not hazardous.

State police say several of the cars are blocking the highway but workers at the shipyard are being allowed access to the area.

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