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EXCLUSIVE: Watch as strong winds knock over a train in Jefferson Parish

ELMWOOD, La. (WGNO) - Nearly a dozen shipping containers and some train cars were blown off elevated tracks in Jefferson Parish Monday.

WGNO reporter Jabari Thomas captured the moment when strong winds knocked over some train cars on the Huey P. Long Bridge. It happened around 10:30 a.m. Monday in Elmwood behind the Raising Cane's restaurant on South Clearview Parkway and Bloomfield Street.

Nancy Stoltz, with the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, said the Union Pacific train was traveling about 4 mph when winds knocked the containers off the bridge.

No injuries were reported.

Stoltz said structural engineers are enroute to assess the remaining cars and any damage to the tracks.

Jefferson Parish Haz-mat reports the containers do not contain hazardous or sensitive materials.

The Huey P. Long Bridge is open in both directions at this time to vehicular traffic.

WGNO reporter who filmed train falling off tracks tells his story

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