Police say dense fog caused a series of accidents on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway during rush hour traffic Thursday morning.
Inclement weather Thursday morning caused issues for motorists on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, with at least six vehicle accidents reported.
Seven accidents shut down the southbound lanes of the Causeway Thursday morning.
Causeway commuters crossed Lake Pontchartrain in dense fog all day Tuesday. Causeway Commission executive director Carlton Dufrechou said it’s the worst fog he’s seen since he started working at the commission eight years ago.
The going has been tough on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway this week, with fog and periods of heavy rain tormenting commuters and crashes forcing the closure of the southbound span for periods on Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 19).
With the chance of winter-like weather on the way, transportation and emergency preparedness officials are working to make sure they’re ready to keep drivers safe.
Causeway officials gave us a look at the railing system that’s in the works for the bridge.
While the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is about to start two construction projects that will significantly alter the span, bridge officials are already looking beyond the next few years. Well beyond.