Two people, dog rescued from Lake Pontchartrain; SB Causeway open

Truck plunges in Lake Pontchartrain

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Two people and a dog were rescued Tuesday morning when a truck went into Lake Pontchartrain, according to Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechou.

The bridge is now open.

The accident happened around 6 a.m. at mile marker 18.

The two people in the truck were rescued by Causeway Police Officers. They will be taken to the hospital out of an abundance of caution.

It is not clear what caused the vehicle to enter the water.

Dufrechou says the officers train for these types of scenarios and says he couldn’t be more proud of their quick actions that saved lives.

Another motorist called the police after witnessing the truck go over.

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