Super Fog Blamed in Fatal Crash on Interstate 10 in New Orleans, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS, La. (KPEL News) - As the cleanup continues following the massive crash on Interstate 55 in St. John the Baptist Parish that was caused by super fog, the horrible smoke-fog combination is being blamed for causing another fatal crash. This time, drivers traveling on Interstate 10 near the Michoud exit in New Orleans, Louisiana, were impacted.
According to our news partners at Louisiana Radio Network, at least one person is dead - an adult male - and at least eight people were injured in a series of crashes that involved 13 vehicles. Smoke from a marsh fire in New Orleans East combined with the fog to cause the chaos.
Christopher Bannan, a meteorologist with National Weather Service, says similar conditions are expected overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning.
It basically went from visibility from almost unlimited to less than a few feet according to some of the pictures and video we’ve seen,” said Bannan to LRN. "We are anticipating impacts again along I-10, possibly even getting more into I-12 in St. Tammany Parish.
The fire, Bannan says, has been burning for weeks on remote private property. He points out the current drought conditions and no fire hydrant service on property that is bounded by pipelines has helped bring about these dangerous conditions.
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