Thick Smoke and Fog Engulf New Orleans Leading to Fatalities and Interstate Closure

by Lucas Garcia
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New Orleans was engulfed by a thick blanket of smoke similar to the “super fog” incident from the previous month, causing a fatal multi-vehicle collision and the subsequent closure of Interstate 10 early on Tuesday, according to statements from local police.

Authorities had to close the interstate due to a combination of heavy fog, smoke, and several collisions, as detailed by the New Orleans Police Department on Tuesday morning.

The police reported several casualties resulting from the crash that occurred around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, with numerous individuals being transported to the hospital for treatment.

According to the National Weather Service, smoke from nearby fires is being held close to the ground by a thin atmospheric layer along Interstate 10 in eastern Orleans Parish. This condition has severely restricted visibility, allowing drivers to see only up to a quarter-mile ahead.

A dense smoke advisory was put forth by the weather service. Visibility was also significantly hindered on Interstate 55 in Louisiana due to the heavy smoke, they reported.

Details about the individual who perished on Tuesday were sparse, but the police confirmed it was a man who passed away after being taken to a hospital.

Previously on October 24, a catastrophic incident involving roughly 160 vehicles occurred on I-55 near New Orleans, attributed to a “super fog” formed by a combination of smoke from marsh fires and dense fog, resulting in the deaths of seven motorists and injuries to around two dozen.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about super fog New Orleans

What caused the closure of Interstate 10 in New Orleans?

The closure was due to a perilous mix of dense smoke and heavy fog, which led to multiple vehicle accidents. This combination of factors made driving conditions extremely hazardous, resulting in reduced visibility for motorists and the unfortunate incident that transpired early Tuesday morning.

Were there any casualties as a result of the accidents on Interstate 10?

Yes, there were multiple injuries reported, and several people were transported to the hospital following the accident that happened around 4:30 a.m. Tragically, a man died after being taken to a hospital due to the incident.

What has the National Weather Service said about the conditions causing the accidents?

The National Weather Service identified that smoke from fires near New Orleans became trapped under a shallow atmospheric layer along Interstate 10 in eastern Orleans Parish. This trapping of smoke drastically reduced visibility to a quarter-mile or less, prompting the issuance of a dense smoke advisory.

Has this kind of weather phenomenon occurred before in New Orleans?

Yes, a similar event occurred on October 24, which was referred to as a “super fog”. It is a phenomenon that arises when smoke from marsh fires combines with dense fog. That incident led to multiple pileups involving about 160 vehicles on Interstate 55 near New Orleans, resulting in the deaths of seven motorists and injuries to approximately two dozen.

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JJT1992 November 7, 2023 - 5:37 pm

drove through that area last month visibility was zero, this is crazy dangerous. My heart goes out to the families affected

SandyM November 7, 2023 - 9:21 pm

when are they gonna learn that these marsh fires need more attention?? this “super fog” is no joke, lives are at stake here…

Tom Jefferson November 7, 2023 - 10:56 pm

really shocking to see this happening again, last time it was bad enough and now another deadly crash, they need to find a way to stop this from recurring. cant just keep closing interstates

Carla R. November 8, 2023 - 5:15 am

a man died, that’s so sad. wondering how long it will take to get some preventive measures in place

Noel_B November 8, 2023 - 12:04 pm

super fog sounds like something out of a movie, not something you expect to see on your way to work, hope everyone involved is okay.


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