Large Explosion Reported In Eastern Louisiana

The gas-line incident comes less than a week after a chemical plant explosion in Louisiana killed two and injured 77. Check back for updates. posted on

Picture from eyewitness Cindy Tate of apparent explosion in Washington Parish reported in Isabel on Lee Road

A gas line reportedly exploded around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Louisiana 60 and Louisiana 1072 in Washington Parish, about 65 miles north of New Orleans. WDSU reported around 6:17 a.m. local time that officials and hazardous materials crews were on their way to the scene. No injuries have been reported.

According to WWLTV, witnesses saw a bright orange light and reported a funny smell. A local radio station reports that 10,000 are without power.

Last week, two people died and 77 were injured after a massive explosion at the Williams Olefin chemical plant in Geismar, La.

More photos and videos from today’s explosion:

Smoke still billowing from explosion in Washington Parish, Pic sent by WDSU Web Mgr Clint Durrett @Phanclan @wdsu

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