Did a meteor fly over Metairie this morning?

October 12, 2016 | Updated: 9:51 a.m., October 12, 2016

File photo of a meteor

METAIRIE, La. (WGNO)–  WGNO News is investigating the possibility of a meteor streaking across the sky in Metairie.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department got a call of a possible plane crash on the Lake Pontchartrain Levee near Severn Avenue shortly before 7 a.m.

Our news crew responded and talked to a woman who says she saw a green light streaking across the sky and thought that it could have been a plane that was crashing.

Numerous agencies responded to the call, including the Jefferson Parish Fire Department, The Sheriff’s Department, Lake Pontchartrain Levee Police and The Louisiana State Police.

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Now it appears that it could have been a meteor.

The eyewitness says responding deputies told her this could have been a meteor.

This information coincides with a tweet from @totaltrafficneworleans that says that reports of meteors streaking across the sky have been coming from as far away as Tennessee.


No physical evidence of a meteor crash has been located at this time, but we are following the story closely.

The American Meteor Society says there have been at least 132 sightings across the Southeast today.

Photo credit American Meteor Society

Photo credit American Meteor Society