A dense “super fog” Hovering over New Authorities said that a dense fog engulfed Orleans on Monday. The fog caused traffic jams with dozens of cars and at least seven deaths.
At At least 158 cars were involved in an accident series that began just before 9:00 am on Interstate 55, northwest of New The Louisiana State Police noted that there had been fog in the area. “contributing factor.” Police said that 25 more people were injured, including some critically.
According to police, after the accident, some vehicles that were involved in both northbound and southbound lanes caught fire. A tanker carrying “hazardous liquid” Police said that the removal of the syringe was taking place, and that it could be that “additional fatalities could be located.” The State Police encouraged anyone who has a missing member of their family to contact the agency.
Aerial images posted to the State Police’s Facebook page show several pileups Some cars and trucks, which appeared to be burned, were seen on Interstate 55.
Tyler Stanfield, National Weather Service meteorologist, explained that the thick fog was caused by a combination between moisture in the air, and smoke from marsh fires that were sporadic in the Mississippi River Valley towards Baton Rouge, La. New Orleans.
“It was the perfect storm,” Mr. Stanfield stated.
While super fog is uncommon, it’s not an unheard-of phenomenon. New Orleans usually experiences super-fog twice a yearly. Stanfield explained that the fog is typically caused by fires in marshes. These have been more common this year due to drier weather conditions.
He said that the fog started to form around 3 am on Monday morning and became thicker around sunrise. The visibility for drivers was as as One-eighth mile.
The State Police closed parts of Interstates 10, 55 and 310 On Monday morning, I warned of heavy fog. “drivers should avoid the area if possible and use alternate routes.” Interstates 10 and 310 South were reopened later, but parts of Interstate 55 remained shut on Monday night.
The fog cleared up in the afternoon, and the last remnants were seen in the suburbs to the west. New Orleans, Mr. Stanfield stated.