Police responding to reports of explosion near W. Airline Highway & Marathon Avenue

Published 9:45 am Monday, February 21, 2022

GARYVILLE — The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office sent out an advisory asking residents to avoid the area of W. Airline Highway and Marathon Avenue due to a working incident.

Just before 9:30 a.m., St. John Parish residents reported hearing a “loud boom” near the Marathon plant. On social media, some individuals reported hearing the boom as far away as Destrehan and Ponchatoula.

This story is still developing, and more information will be released as it becomes available.


Updated Story: https://www.lobservateur.com/2022/02/21/no-indication-of-injuries-after-marathon-petroleum-explosion/