Overturned 18-Wheeler Snags Traffic In St. Bernard

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stbernardtankerAn 18-wheeler that overturned on Paris Road near the Mississippi River forced St Bernard Sheriff’s deputies to reroute traffic and close the Chalmette-Algiers Ferry until the mess could be cleaned up.

According to deputies, the tanker was carrying a load of caustic soda and was on its way to a refinery.

As of Thursday night, the cause of the crash remained under investigation.