Road Closure in Natchitoches


State Police Troop E reports that a KCS train derailment occurred on LA 480 near the Natchitoches/Red River Parish line at 5:33 PM on Friday. Three tanker cars overturned, but no evidence of any hazardous material leakage.

LA 480 is currently closed to all traffic during the recovery phase of the incident. Traffic on the east side is being re-routed via LA 486 to U.S. 71, and on the west side via MT Olive Road to U.S. 71.


The rail cars were re railed and DOTD has cleaned the surrounding roadway area.

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