S&WB responding to ‘incident’ at Carrollton water plant after 2 reported water main breaks


NEW ORLEANS – The Sewerage and Water Board says it is responding to an incident at the Carrollton water plant.

In a Tweet sent out on the official S&WB account just after 2 p.m., the organization said it has a significant amount of workers responding at to the incident.

Social media reports from people in the area around the plant indicate residents heard a loud boom that was possibly an explosion of some kind.

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The S&WB has not yet confirmed what has happened.

Two workers at the Carrollton Water Plant were transported to University Hospital for treatment, while a third refused treatment at the scene, according to New Orleans EMS.

Earlier today, a water main broke on Zimple Street in the Uptown area, not far from the location of a rupture in a 30-inch water main that left much of the area around Tulane University flooded last week.

There was also a water main break on the westbank earlier this morning.

Stay tuned to WGNO for more information on this developing story.


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