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Crash spills nails on Lake Pontchartrain Causeway southbound

The Causeway Police Department confirmed that the bridge was closed via a post on Twitter around 9:10 a.m.
Credit: The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate

NEW ORLEANS — The southbound bridge of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway has reopened after a crash spilled nails onto the road Thursday morning.

The Causeway Police Department confirmed that the bridge had reopened around 10:20 a.m., more than an hour after it had been closed to traffic.

The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate reports that a vehicle pulling a trailer flipped several times, spilling building materials onto the bridge.

"There are nails all over the deck,'' General Manager Carlton Dufrechou said. "We're trying to clean that up."

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