Train derails in Metairie

METAIRIE – A train derailed in Metairie this morning, blocking traffic on Central Avenue.

Two train cars, which are believed to have been empty, derailed around Cleary Avenue south of Airline Drive around 7:30 a.m.

The stopped train blocked traffic crossing the tracks at Central.

No injuries have been reported, and there is no word when the tracks will be cleared.

Stay tuned to WGNO for more on this developing story.

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