Explosion reported Uptown near S&WB Carrollton water plant

2 workers taken to hospital with minor injuries

December 14, 2019 - 2:41 pm

Houses in the Uptown area were shaken by an apparent explosion that was heard by multiple residents Saturday afternoon

It happened as Sewerage and Water Board officials said they were investigating an incident at their water plant there.  

New Orleans dispatchers were heard calling fire units to the plant around 2 p.m. 

A resident who lives about four blocks from the plant said it sounded like a sonic boom and rattled her house.

Nice Brown said she felt the explosion in her home on Joliet Street in Hollygrove. She said her house shook and a painting fell off her wall. 

The apparent explosion was reported not long after S&WB crews responded to separate water main breaks that dropped water pressure in Algiers and in the Uptown area. 

It was not immediately clear if those incidents were related. 

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