Feb 4, 2014 7:54 AM by AP
AVONDALE, La. (AP) - A train derailment has closed La. Highway 18 near the Avondale Shipyard.
The state Department of Transportation and Development says the derailment happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday.
The Jefferson Parish Fire Department tells WWL-TV the scene is not hazardous.
State police say several of the cars are blocking the highway but workers at the shipyard are being allowed access to the area.