(PM) – Police and emergency officials are responding to an ‘incident’ at Carrollton Water Plant. The explosion occurred just before 2 P.M. local time.
According to the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, the situation is stable at this time.
Authorities are urging members of the public to avoid the area and issued a boil water advisory in Algiers. Residents are advised to only use bottled or boiled water in the affected area. Residents with compromised immune systems should use safe water to wash their hands and bathe.
Two people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries after the incident. A third patient was injured but refused treatment.