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  • Causeway Southbound closed after crash

    November 23, 2014 1:30 PM

    The Causeway Bridge is closed this morning due to a multi vehicle accident that sent a vehicle into Lake Pontchartrain. New Orleans news outlets report the crash happened around 10 a.m. at mile marker 16. While crews work on removing the vehicle from the water the Causeway southbound,... more »
  • California casino is closed after armed standoff

    October 11, 2014 2:42 PM

    COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge closed a Central California casino after an armed showdown between tribal factions caused many gamblers to flee with chips left on the tables. U.S. District Judge Lawrence O'Neill, acting on an emergency request by the state attorney general, set no date for the... more »
  • Bad bridge closed in Russel Sage Wildlife Mgt Area

    May 10, 2014 1:35 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has condemned a bridge in the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area because a recent inspection found major repairs were needed. A news release says a Ouachita Parish inspector recently found the problems on the bridge on the East-West Road.... more »
  • Lafourche bridge closed for up to 6 weeks

    May 4, 2014 11:49 AM

    LAROSE, La. (AP) - Authorities in Lafourche Parish say repairs to the T-Bois Lift Bridge will keep the bridge closed to vehicles for up to six weeks. Work began recently on the bridge, which crosses Bayou Lafourche in Larose. It is open only for passage of boat traffic. Alternate routes... more »
  • Rotting Ouachita bridge closed for repairs

    April 4, 2014 6:46 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The state transportation department has shut down a bridge in Ouachita Parish while repairs are made. Regional administrator Marshall Hill tells The News-Star a routine inspection found rotting timbers in the Louisiana Highway 151 bridge near Central Elementary School. He expects repairs to take about three... more »
  • Iberville bridge closed after barge accident

    March 4, 2014 10:59 AM

    GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - State highway officials have closed the La. Highway 77 bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway after a barge slammed into the bridge over the weekend. Rodney Mallett with Department of Transportation and Development tells The Advocate there is no timeline to reopen the bridge. He says... more »
  • I-10 East Vehicle Fire near Jennings

    February 18, 2014 6:52 AM

    Early Tuesday morning, a vehicle fire has closed I -10 East at mile maker 68, near Jennings. Louisiana State Troopers say the vehicle fire involves a semi-truck, and happened around 5:30 a.m. There are also no injuries at this time. More details will be posted as they become available.
  • Major highways in and out of New Orleans closed

    January 30, 2014 8:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State police report the following roads are closed Thursday morning. St. Charles Parish : Interstate 10, east and westbound, I-10 westbound at I-310 St. James Parish : La. Highway 3213 at Veterans Memorial Bridge (Gramercy Bridge). St. John the Baptist Parish : Interstate 10 east and... more »
  • DOTD announces La. 1 Caminada Bridge in Grand Isle is closed

    January 29, 2014 8:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the La. 1 Caminada Bridge in Grand Isle is closed because of icy conditions. DOTD is reminding travelers that driving in wintery conditions can be hazardous and travelers should avoid driving. Motorists can access the latest... more »
  • Vidrine Elementary in Evangeline Parish Closed

    January 14, 2014 8:22 AM

    Evangeline Parish Superintendent, Toni Hamlin, says school is canceled for Vidrine Elementary today, January 14, 2014. An electrical issue is affecting the heating system in the school. School officials expect classes to resume Wednesday, January 15.
  • Exit 82 on I-10 Eastbound Closed

    October 11, 2012 7:14 AM

    State Troopers are en route to an accident on I-10 Eastbound near mile marker 85. That's between Crowley and Rayne (LA 1111, East Crowley). Expect delays, the exit is closed, there is a detour to highway 90.
  • N.O. libraries closed through at least Tuesday

    August 27, 2012 8:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Public Library has closed all branches Monday and Tuesday because of Tropical Storm Isaac. Library officials say libraries will be open on Wednesday if weather permits. Patrons can follow announcements at
  • Bonin Road Closed Until Further Notice

    August 11, 2012 10:38 PM

    Bonin Road from Serenity Rd, to Amb Caffery have been closed this afternoon due to a wash out of a cross drain. Detours routes have been posted. The duration of this closure has not been determined.
  • Highway Closed Near Acre of Liquefied Swampland

    August 5, 2012 1:30 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - Officials have closed a four-mile section of highway near an acre of swampland that liquefied into soupy muck, toppling tall baldcypress trees and moving a 400-foot-long section of a natural gas pipeline. Louisiana Highway 70 crosses over the pipeline and the fear is that - if... more »
  • Highway 11 closed to cars due to malfunction

    June 28, 2012 7:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Highway 11 bridge spanning Lake Pontchartrain between New Orleans and Slidell is closed to vehicular traffic while workers try to fix the malfunctioning draw bridge. The state Department of Transportation and Development said Wednesday that the draw bridge remains raised so marine traffic can pass.... more »
  • Part of Fairview-Riverside State Park closed

    April 18, 2012 7:24 AM

    MADISONVILLE, La. (AP) - The front campground of Fairview-Riverside State Park near Madisonville will be closed during May as crews cut down weather- and insect-damaged pine trees. The Office of State Parks says the trees pose a danger to the public. Officials said Tuesday that new oak trees, pines and... more »
  • Hazelnut Drive at E. Bayou Pkwy. Will be Closed

    March 28, 2012 10:47 AM

    The Director of the Public Works Department announces that Hazelnut Drive at E. Bayou Pkwy. will be closed Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm for replacement of drainage culvert across Hazelnut Drive. Their will be flagmen and construction signs to assist with traffic detours.
  • Boat launch ramps closed on Red River

    March 23, 2012 7:25 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - High water is forcing closure of the Red River public boat launching ramps operated by the Red River Waterway Commission in Rapides, Red River, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Rapides and Avoyelles parishes. The closures are taking effect Friday. The public boat ramps were closed in Caddo and... more »
  • Update: Crowley Public Schools NOT Closed

    March 9, 2012 9:42 AM

    Crowley's Public Schools are OPEN today. Acadia Parish Superintendent Johnny Bourque says if you kept your child home this morning but would like to sign them in, you may do so. If you choose not to, their absence WILL BE excused. As of 7:54AM, electricity had been fully restored in... more »
  • Park closed due to high water

    February 23, 2012 10:29 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, La. (AP) - Tickfaw State Park near Springfield has been closed due to high water. State officials say the Tickfaw River is rising and that the park will be closed until Monday, when the waters are expected to subside. The river is expected to crest at 14 feet Wednesday... more »
  • Bayou Tortue Road bridge closed

    January 17, 2012 9:38 AM

    Tom Carroll, Director of the Public Works Department, announced today Bayou Tortue Road bridge between N. Girouard Rd and La Flamme Rd will be closed beginning Wednesday, January 18, 2012 for approximately 6 months. Gray Construction will be working on the bridge replacement. A detour route will be provided.... more »
  • OMV closed for the holidays

    December 16, 2011 11:50 AM

    Commissioner Nick Gautreaux of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety - Office of Motor Vehicles is advising residents around the state today that OMV Headquarters and all statewide field offices will be closed for the upcoming legal state holidays. Those dates are as follows: · Declared legal holiday -... more »
  • Lafayette's Ayreshire Bridge Set to Re-Open

    November 10, 2011 12:34 AM

    It's been closed for five months, but come Friday afternoon the Ayreshire Drive bridge will re-open to the 15,000 drivers that cross the bridge everyday. "The contractor has built this bridge in five months, and he's actually ahead of schedule," said the LCG Director of Public Works, Tom Carroll.... more »
  • DOTD: Larose pontoon bridge closed for repairs

    October 27, 2011 6:56 AM

    LAROSE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says the pontoon bridge at Larose is closed to vehicles until further notice, while the department replaces timbers that have deteriorated. Until it's fixed, drivers can use the Galliano vertical lift bridge or the Belle Vue Swing Bridge. ... more »
  • US 190 Morganza Bridge Closures Headache for Drivers

    August 14, 2011 8:20 PM

    More headaches for drivers on U.S. 190 with road closures on the Morganza Floodway bridge taking place the next several weekends. This was the first weekend of construction, and already drivers are talking about the inconvenience. "My wife's going to beat me home now, I'll be in trouble," said... more »
  • The Grand 16 Re-Opens

    August 7, 2011 11:29 PM

    The Grand 16 Movie Theater is back open again, but it was a different story early Sunday afternoon. The theater was evacuated Sunday afternoon after a fire alarm malfunction. The Lafayette Fire Department as well as technicians came out to fix the problem.. Customers who were incovenienced were... more »
  • Part of Mississippi River closed after barge sinks

    August 5, 2011 9:21 AM

    TRANSYLVANIA, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says a section of the Mississippi River in north Louisiana has been closed after 35 barges pushed by a towboat broke free and a coal barge sank in the river channel. The towing vessel Sally Bromfield lost its barges at about 1:30 a.m.... more »
  • UPDATE: I-10 is Re-Opened

    August 1, 2011 12:43 AM

    I-10 Eastbound is re-opened after an accident partially shut it down near mile marker 98 in Scott. The accident happened around 10:30 Sunday evening, and traffic was diverted off I-10 at exit 97 to the frontage road. It's unclear if there are any injuries at this time and... more »
  • Norway suspect's first hearing is closed

    July 25, 2011 9:18 AM

    OSLO, Norway (AP) - A judge denied Anders Behring Breivik the public stage he wanted to air his anti-Muslim rants and call for revolution on Monday, ruling that the first hearing for the man who has confessed to Norway's twin terror attacks be held behind closed doors. Breivik had prepared... more »
  • Major Fire Rips Through Landry's Seafood & Steakhouse

    July 10, 2011 11:30 PM

    In Iberia Parish, a well known seafood and steakhouse went up in flames Sunday morning. It's still unknown what caused the fire at Landry's Seafood in Jeanerette. The fire started around one o'clock and several fire departments were on scene until 6:30 Sunday morning extinguishing the flames. "It's... more »
  • Morganza Spillway Officially Closed

    July 8, 2011 7:35 PM

    Outdoors-men are taking advantage of the Morganza Spillway being closed again. At the most, seventeen bays were open for the first time since 1973 to prepare for flood waters from the Mississippi River. Nathan Fulmer fishes in the Morganza Spillway every summer. "If we wanted to shoot everything, we... more »
  • Last gates at Bonnet Carre closed

    June 20, 2011 9:43 AM

    Kenner, La. (AP) - The Army Corp of Engineers has closed the last bays on the Bonnet Carre Spillway The process of closing the last 20 open bays began about 6:30 a.m. Monday. The corps began opening the spillway on May 9 to divert floodwaters in the Mississippi River away... more »
  • Construction to Close Canal

    June 19, 2011 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Construction of the surge barrier along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway will result in the closing of the canal to vessel traffic at the surge barrier for 45 hours next week, the Army Corps of Engineers said. The corps said the canal will close at 3 a.m.... more »
  • Highway 31-16 Closure

    June 2, 2011 9:32 AM

  • Stephensville Elementary School Closed

    May 15, 2011 3:02 PM

    Stephensville Elementary School is closed for the remainder of the school year. It was originally supposed to close after Tuesday, however because the school will be used as a substation by the National Guard, it may not be a safe envioronment for students. All other schools in St. Martin Parish... more »
  • Don't Forget the Abbeville bridge is closed

    March 16, 2011 6:43 AM

    Don't plan on taking the old Abbeville bridge for the next week. The bridge will be closed during daylight hours for eight working days. Detour routes are posted.
  • Some Lafayette road closed this week for bridge replacement

    March 15, 2011 6:21 AM

    Ayreshire Drive between Alonda and Rena will be closed this week for bridge replacement. The road will be closed from 8:30 am to 4:00pm everyday.
  • Heads up! Johnston Street will be closed at Jefferson Street

    March 11, 2011 7:20 AM

    Drivers in Lafayette the southbound outside lane of Johnston Street will be closed at Jefferson Street. That southbound lane will be closed from 8 am to 4 pm every day for the next month.
  • Rayne High Closed

    March 7, 2011 3:30 PM

    Rayne High school will be closed on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 due to tornado damage. All other schools will be open and school employees are to report for work.
  • A New Iberia bridge will close today for two years

    February 28, 2011 6:32 AM

    In traffic talk, drivers in Iberia Parish listen up! The Jefferson Street Bridge in New Iberia will close today for two years. The bridge was built in 1943 and needs to be replaced. The new bridge will have a sidewalk, and vintage lampposts to give it a more historic... more »
  • State offices to close in 8 parishes

    February 10, 2011 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State government offices in 8 north Louisiana parishes will be closed Thursday. Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater says the closures were ordered because of hazardous conditions on roads and bridges. Rainwater says the affected parishes are: East Carroll, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Union and... more »
  • Ambassador at Cameron Shutdown

    February 4, 2011 3:36 AM

    The Ambassador Caffery Bridge at Cameron Street in Lafayette is closed at this time due to icy conditions. Officials with the Lafayette Police Department say that the DOTD is salting the road and they are expecting more road closures as the morning progresses.
  • Northern Sections of I-49 Closed

    February 4, 2011 2:03 AM

    The National Weather Service out of Lake Charles is reporting that several portions of I-49 in Rapides Parish is closed. 1-49 from exits 80 to 94 as well as elevated portions of I-49 through Alexandria have been closed. The Gillis Long Bridge has been closed as well, but the... more »
  • Ville Platte City Hall Closed

    February 3, 2011 11:19 PM

    Ville Platte City Hall will be closed Friday. Mayor Jennifer Vidrine says business will resume as normal on Monday morning.
  • Roadways are freezing over traffic being diverted

    February 3, 2011 6:13 AM

    Winter weather conditions have closed area roads... Please call 511 for all road conditions and updates. Hwy 90 between Franklin and Baldwin is closed. The LA 182 bridge in Baldwin is now open. We'll have more on road conditions as they become available on and KATC TV 3 and... more »
  • Most public offices closed for holiday

    January 17, 2011 5:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Most state and federal offices in Louisiana will be closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Many businesses, local government offices and schools also are scheduled to closed.
  • Two main roads in Younsgville are closed

    December 9, 2010 6:34 AM

    Parts of two main roads in Younsgville are closed for at least the next 3 months. Abridge is being repaired on Chemin Metairie and a round-a-bout is being added on Bonin Rd. Officials say the 1-million dollar projects needed to be worked on at the same time. They say,... more »
  • Road Closed due to Weather

    November 17, 2010 6:14 AM

    Weather is being blamed for an unexpected road closure this morning. Bill Fontenot with the department of transportation and development says E-Broussard Road, between Robley Drive and the entrance to Stone-Haven subdivision, which is Raymon Street, is now closed . This weeks rain washed part of the road... more »
  • Road Closed in Lafayette Today

    November 15, 2010 8:52 AM

    A heads up for Lafayette drivers. A portion of Harding Street in the 600 block will be closed today from 6:00 am until 5:00pm for sewer repairs. Detour routes will be posted.
  • Harding Street Scheduled to be Closed

    November 14, 2010 12:56 PM

    The 600 block of Harding Street is scheduled to be closed starting Monday, November 15 from 6am until 5pm for sewer repairs. Detour routes will be made available.
  • Traffic talk for Iberia Parish Drivers

    November 8, 2010 6:59 AM

    Lots of traffic talk for Iberia Parish Drivers. First up, Framer Drive, at its intersection with Erath Street, is closed for repairs. Cape Palos Street will also be closed and a portion of Iberia Street will be closed to replace a damaged drainage pipe. Work on those 3 streets... more »
  • Iberia Parish Road Closure

    November 4, 2010 6:40 AM

    In Iberia Parish Lewis Street, between Highway 83 and Connie Rue Road will be closed on Thursday, November 4, 2010 and Friday, November 5, 2010. The closure is necessary to perform work on the road crossings under Lewis Street. No thru traffic will be allowed until the completion of the... more »
  • Some Acadiana schools CLOSED today for Voting

    November 2, 2010 6:58 AM

    Election day will be a day off for some Acadiana students. Schools in Acadia, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion and Lafayette Parishes will be closed today. Students in Evangeline, Iberia, Jeff Davis and St. Landry Parishes, will report to class.
  • Road Closure in Lafayette tomorrow

    October 29, 2010 7:27 AM

    A heads up for Lafayette drivers, Barry Street between Lee Avenue and Lafayette Street will be closed from 11am tomorrow morning until 6pm.
  • Agnes Street Closed in Lafayette

    October 27, 2010 6:30 AM

    A traffic heads up in Lafayette. Agnes Street, at Adrienne Street, will be closed from 8:00am until 5:00pm. A contractor will be repairing sewer manhole infrastructure lines.
  • Tonight west bound lane of I-10: Duson Exit will be Closed

    October 26, 2010 6:26 AM

    Beginning at 8 tonight, the west bound lane of I-10 will be closed at the Duson exit. Crews will be installing lights on the overpass. Drivers are asked to drive with caution.
  • Road Closed in Scott

    October 6, 2010 11:02 AM

    Alfred Street in Scott will be closed while crews will be making repairs to the railroad tracks today.
  • La. 742 in St. Landry Parish Closed Wednesday

    September 27, 2010 9:30 AM

    La. 742 just east of La. 743 in St. Landry Parish will be closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p. m., weather permitting. The detour will consist of La 743, La 103 & US 190. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive... more »
  • Johnston Closed for Railroad Repairs 9/27

    September 20, 2010 12:57 PM

    Beginning Monday, September 27, 2010, US 167 (Johnston Street), 0.1 of a mile west of US 90 (Evangeline Thruway) will be closed in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish for railroad repairs from 8:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please... more »
  • Section of LA 13 in Eunice Closed For Railroad Repairs

    September 1, 2010 12:55 PM

    Beginning Thursday, September 2, 2010, at 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., LA 13 will be closed in Eunice, 0.4 miles North of US 190 for railroad repairs. Work is expected to last one day, weather permitting. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the... more »
  • I-10 in SE Texas could be closed until Tuesday

    August 30, 2010 9:37 PM

    HAMSHIRE, Texas (AP) - A stretch of Interstate 10 in southeast Texas will be closed until at least Wednesday after a wreck caused a tanker truck to spill a hazardous chemical and left the driver hurt. Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange (TEE'-luh manj) on Monday said I-10... more »
  • UPDATE I-10 Near Beaumont Closed Until Weds

    August 30, 2010 5:55 PM

    Early Sunday morning, a major crash involving a Truck Tractor Semi-Trailer and passenger vehicle occurred on Interstate 10 near Hamshire Road in Jefferson County, Texas. The 18-wheeler was transporting the hazardous chemical, Isobutane. The Texas Department of Public Safety and Jefferson County Emergency Management personnel immediately closed both lanes of... more »
  • Stretch of I-10 in Southeast Texas Temporarily Closed

    August 30, 2010 12:08 PM

    HAMSHIRE, Texas (AP) - A stretch of Interstate 10 in southeast Texas could be closed until late Tuesday after a wreck caused a tanker truck to spill a hazardous chemical and left the driver hurt. Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange on Monday said I-10 near Hamshire, about 65... more »
  • Bridge on Ambassador Caffery to Close Sunday

    August 24, 2010 11:39 AM

    Ambassador Caffery Parkway will be closed at the Vermilion River crossing on Sunday, August 29, 2010, for bridge inspection from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Motorists should use alternate routes.
  • I-49 Shut Down Due to Overturned Tanker

    August 11, 2010 7:27 PM

    The overturned tanker which was leaking a mixture of chemicals near I-49 still has the highway closed. HazMat crews are siphoning the chemicals from the overturned tanker to another tanker called down from Northern Louisiana. Police expect the interstate to remain closed into the early hours of Wednesday... more »
  • Road to be Closed for Days Due to an Oil Well Blowout

    August 11, 2010 12:06 PM

    Both lanes on Highway 70 in Assumption Parish will be closed for several days between Highway 996 and Highway 1 due to an oil well blowout. It happened between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Wednesday morning near Paincourtville. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says there are no evacuations.
  • Teaching Hospital Panel Meetings May Be Closed To Public

    August 6, 2010 1:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The chairman for the governing board of the planned, publicly funded $1.2 billion state teaching hospital in New Orleans said he isn't certain whether future meetings of the panel will be open to the public. Chairman Robert Yarborough said Thursday that the full board for... more »
  • NOAA Will Reopen 1/3 of Fishing Areas Closed

    July 22, 2010 5:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will reopen 26,388 square miles of Gulf waters - one third of all the area closed because of the BP oil spill - to commercial and recreational fishing. Thursday's announcement said that since mid-June, no oil had been found in... more »
  • Feds Let BP Keep Gulf Oil Cap Closed Despite Seep

    July 19, 2010 9:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its busted Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite a seep in the sea floor after the company promised to watch closely for signs of new leaks underground, settling for the... more »
  • Intersection Of Indest Street And Front Street Will Be Closed

    July 15, 2010 3:08 PM

    The intersection of Indest Street and Front Street will be closed in preparation of CLECO's removal of the concrete poles at the base of the Jefferson Street Bridge. Work in this area has been extended until July 23rd. Drivers will not be able to enter Front Street from the bridge.... more »
  • Along With Avondale Shipyard 2 Others Will Be Closed

    July 14, 2010 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In addition to closing its Avondale shipyard in early 2013, Northrop Grumman Corp. also plans to shutter smaller yards at Tallulah and Waggaman in Louisiana. The Los Angeles-based defense contractor said Tuesday that it will close the Avondale yard - with 5,000 employees - after work... more »
  • Surrey Street Bridge Will Be Closed Starting July 12 For 30 Days

    July 9, 2010 3:53 PM

    Surrey Street Bridge will be closed beginning Monday, July 12, for approximately 30 days. Detour routes will be posted.
  • LA 102 Closed Between Jennings and Hathaway

    July 9, 2010 11:25 AM

    Work has been scheduled on LA 102 (between Jennings and Hathaway) approximately 5 miles north of Jennings. If weather permits, LA 102 will be closed to traffic at Mile Post 20.7 beginning at 6:00 A.M. Saturday, July 10, 2010 thru Sunday June 11, 2010. Closure is necessary to replace an... more »
  • Beach Closed In Waveland

    July 7, 2010 2:34 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State officials have closed the beach and parts of Beach Boulevard in Waveland because a significant amount of tar balls has washed ashore and on the road. Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Director Trudy Fisher tells WLOX-TV there's so many tar balls you cannot walk across... more »
  • Crochet Road in iberia Closed

    July 6, 2010 2:52 PM

    Crochet Rd. was closed at 1:33 p.m. by the Iberia Parish Public Works Department due to the high water on July 6, 2010 between Highway 86 and Highway 87. Tauriac Rd. at the intersection of Patoutville Rd. was also closed today at 1:33 p.m. due to the high water. They... more »
  • Orange Grove Closed in Iberia Parish

    July 6, 2010 2:10 PM

    Orange Grove Ave. will be closed at 12:45 p.m. by the Iberia Parish Public Works Department due to the high water on July 6, 2010 between the intersections of Redwood Dr. and Admiral Doyle Dr. It will remain closed until further notice.
  • Mississippi Sound Is Now Completely Closed

    July 2, 2010 11:15 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Sound is now completely closed to all commercial and recreational fishing. On Thursday night, the state Department of Marine Resources and the Department of Environmental Quality closed the last open portion of Mississippi's territorial marine waters. Any fish, shrimp, crabs or oysters caught in... more »
  • 8,000 Square Miles Of Closed Fishing Waters Reopened

    June 23, 2010 6:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than 8,000 square miles of closed fishing waters have been reopened in the Gulf of Mexico because no oil has been observed there. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday said the most significant opening is an area south of Mississippi, which was closed... more »
  • Coast Guard, On Tip, Finds Trawler in Closed Water

    June 15, 2010 10:05 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says it found a shrimper working in an area closed because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, confiscated 19,000 pounds of white shrimp and put it all back in the water. Petty Officer Casey Ranel says the shrimp were live when... more »
  • More Gulf Waters Closed to Fishing

    June 5, 2010 10:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Fishing has been banned in more waters off Florida because of the creeping oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will close an additional 565 square miles to fishermen near Panama City, Fla., starting Saturday evening. NOAA spokesman Kim Amendola... more »
  • Expanded Closed Fishing Areas

    June 2, 2010 6:07 PM

    NOAA has expanded some boundaries of the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to capture portions of the slick moving beyond the current boundaries - the most significant expansion includes an area off southwest Florida that covers waters just to the west of the Dry Tortugas. Additionally,... more »
  • Grand Isle Beach Closed

    May 21, 2010 12:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The growing oil slick from a month-old rig explosion has forced closure of a public beach on a resort island community south of New Orleans. Mayor David Camardelle of the barrier island town of Grand Isle announced the closure in a news release late... more »
  • Federal Officials Expand Fishing Area After Being Closed Due to Oil Spill

    May 18, 2010 12:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal officials say they're expanding the area of the Gulf of Mexico where fishing is shut down because of a massive oil spill. They had already shut down fishing from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle soon after an offshore oil rig exploded and sank... more »
  • 800 Block of Brodadmoor Blvd Closed 5/18-5/21

    May 14, 2010 4:36 PM

    The 800 block of Brodadmoor blvd. between Dover Drive and Renwood Circle is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, May 18, 2010 through May 21, 2010 from 9am to 3pm daily. The contractor will be performing roadway curbing replacement. Detour routes will be made available.
  • Changes to Shrimp Season Announced

    May 9, 2010 5:22 PM

    L.D.W.F. ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATE CHANGES TO THE LOUISIANA SHRIMP SEASON Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced that the shrimp season in the territorial seas of the central coast of Louisiana – from Four Bayou Pass to Freshwater Bayou --... more »
  • Railroad Repair: Road Closed in Eunice May 3

    April 27, 2010 12:19 PM

    La 757, approximately ½ mile north of US 190 in Eunice, St. Landry Parish will be closed for railroad repair beginning 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p. m. on Monday, May 3, 2010. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be... more »
  • Opelousas Police Close Down Alleged Crack Dealers Business

    April 15, 2010 6:35 PM

    Opelousas Police Press Release: On Thursday the Opelousas Police Department's Crime Suppression Team closed down another crack dealers business. Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow said the CST Team has been watching a residence in the 700 block of Lourdes Street for a few weeks and gathered enough information to get... more »
  • Vivian Drive Permanently Closing Wednesday

    April 12, 2010 5:24 PM

    The 300 block of Vivian Drive in Lafayette Parish just north of its intersection with Ambassador Caffery Parkway will be permanently closed beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2010. Residents living on Vivian Drive just south of Ambassador Caffery must access their residences from Ambassador Caffery only.
  • US 90 Morgan City Bridge Lane Closed

    March 25, 2010 11:27 AM

    This is to advise that US 90 Morgan City Bridge (Berwick to Morgan City) on ramp east bound as well as 1 lane on the bridge in St. Mary Parish will be closed for navigation light repairs on Sunday, March 28, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. DOTD appreciates... more »
  • Hopkins Street to Close for Repairs

    March 23, 2010 6:12 PM

    La 675 (Hopkins Street) in the City of New Iberia will be closed 0.1 of a mile south of La. 182 from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. for railroad repair beginning Wednesday, March 31, 2010. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the... more »
  • Salvation Army to Reopen in Lafayette

    March 15, 2010 7:26 PM

    The Lafayette Salvation Army thrift store has been closed since last year for reorganization. But it's reopening later this month. Tough economic times took a toll on the store. They closed, after losing about $200 a day. Their United Way money was reduced and they were forced to compete with... more »
  • Road Closed: Evangeline Thruway

    February 23, 2010 7:22 AM

    Beginning Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., the center and outside lanes of US 167 SB (Evangeline Thruway SB), will be closed from Willow Street to the railroad located just South of Donlon Street for railroad repairs. The closure will then alternate to the center and inside lanes. Work... more »
  • Road Closed: Indest to Duperier Street , New Iberia

    February 19, 2010 11:40 AM

    Mayor Hilda Curry has stated that Front Street from Indest Street to Duperier Street will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, February 15, 2010 at 8am to Monday, February 22, 2010 at 4pm as CLECO will be working in the area upgrading utility poles. Motorists are asked to... more »
  • Opelousas road closed to right derailed train

    February 18, 2010 11:17 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Part of Louisiana Highway 749 - known in Opelousas as Railroad Ave. - is closed while crews work to right a derailed freight train. Jim Herring of Union Pacific Railroad Co. says the 10 cars were carrying rocks for railroad track beds when they derailed Tuesday... more »

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