New Orleans police were forced to shut down the eastbound side of N. Rampart St. because of 1,000 gallon syrup spill.

The roadway was expected to be closed between St. Louis and Toulouse streets until 5 a.m., an NOPD spokesman said. However, as of 9 a.m. one lane was still closed.

The spill happened around 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

A container truck was traveling in the French Quarter when its load of syrup began leaking from the container.

It’s unclear what kind of syrup was spilled.

Police said the spill is a hazard to drivers. Westbound lanes of North Rampart Street will remain open.

The driver of the truck was issued three citations related to improper loading and size and size and weight limit violations.

Related: Rampart Street reopens after syrup spill

All lanes of traffic are back open on North Rampart Street following a closure yesterday around 7 p.m. when a truck leaked 1,000 gallons of molasses onto the road.

The truck was traveling in the eastbound lane of Rampart when it started leaking on the thoroughfare’s 500 block, between Toulouse and St. Louis streets, on the edge of the French Quarter. The spill forced all eastbound lanes to close until early Tuesday morning.

Cleanup crews began working to remove the syrup late Monday. The street’s left eastbound lane will temporarily close again later today so that any remaining syrup can be cleaned from Rampart’s streetcar tracks, according to the New Orleans Police Department.


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