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Feb 4, 2014 7:54 AM by AP

Freight train derails near Avondale Shipyard

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.

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