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The New Orleans Police Department reported on Saturday at around 10:50 a.m. that its officers were investigating a traffic fatality on U.S. Highway 11 in eastern New Orleans.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation online traveler-information map showed that, due to an accident, Route 11 was closed in both directions between U.S. Highway 90 and Interstate 10 in the area where the highway passes through the Bayou Savage National Wildlife Refuge.