New Orleans firefighters responded Sunday evening to a two-car train derailment in New Orleans East at Almonaster Boulevard.
The two Public Belt Railway cars are carrying 30,000 gallons of crude oil each, but there have been no leaks, and there is no immediate threat to the public, said Michael Williams, a New Orleans Fire Department spokesman.
The train’s remaining 106 cars were moved from the area, while crews worked to return the derailed cars to the track, Williams said.
A New Orleans Fire Department Hazmat crew and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad officials were on the scene Sunday to monitor the situation.
The cause of the derailment remains under investigation.