The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway has reopened in both directions, more than five hours after it was closed Friday morning due to icy road conditions. The bridge reopened shortly before 1:30 p.m.
Number of accidents down on Huey P. Long Bridge in 2013; about the same on Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
The new and improved Huey P. Long Bridge is not only easier on motorists’ nerves, it’s already proving to be safer as well, according to accident statistics. Though the wider bridge did not open to motorists until June of last year, the number of accidents on span dropped from 183 in 2012 to 114 in 2013, a 38-percent reduction.