BALDWIN, LA (WAFB) - The all-clear has been given, reopening all roads and allowing people back into their homes after a vehicle hit a pipeline Monday morning.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office reported it happened on Yokely Road near the railroad tracks in the Baldwin area around 7:30 a.m.
The all-clear was given around noon. Less than 1,000 customers were still without power, according to Cleco's website.
According to deputies, the Franklin Recreation Center on Hospital Boulevard in Franklin and Baldwin Community Center on LA 182 in Baldwin were designated as shelters for those told to leave their homes. The power was turned off across the city of Franklin as a precaution due to the incident, according to the fire department.
Deputies said the crash created a heavy 'fog' in the area. Pipeline company representatives identified the chemical as liquefied petroleum gas. Officials stated in this case, it was a mixture of chemicals, including propane.
US 90 was closed from LA 3215 in Garden City to LA 83 in Baldwin.
SMPSO reported LaGrange Elementary and Franklin High closed early due to the power being turned off.