Tanker carrying sulfuric acid catches fire this morning on N. Causeway Blvd

Jim Hanzo
December 28, 2017 - 1:00 pm
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A tanker truck loaded with sulfuric acid caught fire this morning in Mandeville and shut down a portion of North Causeway Blvd.  The roadway is now open but delays are lingering.  

The truck was traveling northbound from the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway Bridge onto the North Causeway Approach when the rear brakes locked up and the fire started.  The truck was stopped by a Homeland Security agent in the 1000 block of the North Causeway Approach and first responders were notified. St Tammany Fire District IV arrived quickly and was able to get the fire under control before the tank was compromised.

No one was injured in the incident.    

Later this afternoon another tanker will arive to transfer the sulfuric acid and at that time Northbound Causeway in Mandeville will be shut down.

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