New Orleans weather seems to be something that loves to make the headlines. Yesterday we had our most severe storm of the year. Heck for a time it seemed almost like a hurricane coming through.
Watch As Train Tumbles Off Huey P. Long Bridge During Heavy New Orleans Weather – Amazing Video
Thankfully although there was extensive damage in some places nothing could compete with what happened to some train cars at the end of a long freight train that was doing its best to make it off the Huey P. Long Bridge and onto a siding for the express purpose of getting out of the high winds.
But the engineer was not able to get it off soon enough as you’ll see in the video above.
It is a miracle that no one was hurt and that the cars were empty so there were no dangerous chemicals spilt. But I would bet the the reason the cars did tumble off was because they were empty and light.
I understand that this is not the end of our recent spate of heavy New Orleans weather as another system is going to hit us tonight. Let’s hope that is all clears up by the weekend so Jazz Fest has clear weather.