A male body was found near the railroad tracks at Leake and South Carrollton avenues in the Riverbend area early Tuesday, New Orleans police said. (Photo via WWL-TV) 

A male body was found near the railroad tracks in the Riverbend area early Tuesday, New Orleans police said.

The body was found at the intersection of Leake and South Carrollton avenues, NOPD spokeswoman Ambria Washington said shortly after 7 a.m.

Because of a large police presence, congestion in the area is possible on Tuesday morning, WWL-TV reported. Classes at the YMCA Castle Kids Child Development Center, which is in that area, were canceled Tuesday.