Train cars blown off bridge during New Orleans storm

Train cars are seen beneath the Huey P. Long Bridge, which crosses over the Mississippi River, after they toppled off the bridge from high winds in Jefferson Parish, La., just outside New Orleans, Monday, April 27, 2015. More than 200,000 homes and businesses lost power and at least four cars carrying freight containers were blown off the approach to the Huey P. Long Bridge outside New Orleans as a line of severe thunderstorms moved across southeast Louisiana. None of the freight containers held hazardous cargo, and nobody was injured. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A line of severe thunderstorms continues moving across southeast Louisiana, bringing high winds and power outages and covering some roads with water.

Union Pacific tells The Associated Press that at least one car was blown off the approach to the Huey P. Long Bridge. Television video from the scene shows at least two train cars on the ground.

WGNO captured video of the train cars falling.


The National Weather Service reports trees down all across south Louisiana Monday. Thibodaux police say a tree hit a house, but residents got out safely.

Power outages around southeast Louisiana totaled more than 210,000 late Monday morning. East Baton Rouge and Jefferson parishes had the most outages.

The weather service reported a 70-mph wind gust at the New Orleans airport.

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