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  • Drainage work to close highway

    June 28, 2014 4:04 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A portion of Louisiana Highway 308 near the Assumption-Lafourche parish line will be closed to vehicles until late Sunday afternoon. Transportation officials tell The Daily Comet that crews will be working to replace a drainage pipe under the roadway. The closure was to take effect at... more »
  • Contract awarded for airport drainage work

    June 24, 2013 7:07 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The City Council has awarded a $985,000 contract for a drainage project at Northshore Regional Airport. The work will be done by Lawson-Bonnet Construction Co., The Advocate reports reports. Airport Director Jason Ball says the work will be paid for through an aviation grant awarded to... more »
  • Man's Body Found in New Orleans Drainage Canal

    October 4, 2010 7:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans authorities are seeking the identity of a body found in drainage canal. Coroner's office Chief Investigator John Gagliano said that the body was discovered about 3:30 p.m. Saturday and that the man had drowned earlier in the day. He said foul play is not... more »
  • Chopping-down the drainage problems

    September 17, 2010 7:57 PM

    They're invading the bayous. "They'll come out at night to feed, to eat," Tony Vidrine says. They reroute the rivers. "They'll flood crops." And- in Louisiana alone, they've caused millions of dollars in damage. "The water can't drain." Vidrine says, "it'll just back up the water." It sounds like a... more »
  • UPDATE-Man Found in Iberia Parish Drainage Canal

    August 31, 2010 7:11 PM

    UPDATE- New information about a body found in a drainage canal in Iberia Parish. The coroner has ruled the causes of death for 61 year old Gordon Hebert is drowning. Hebert's body was found sunday. Investigators are still trying to determine if the death was accidental or if... more »
  • Detours Posted For Drainage Project in Acadia Parish

    January 4, 2010 9:50 AM

    La 367 will be closed 1½ miles south of La 365 for a cross drain replacement beginning at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2010, until 4:00 p.m. that same day, weather permitting. The detour will consist of La. 365, La. 1109, La. 98 & La. 1110. DOTD appreciates your patience... more »
  • Vermilion Catholic Closed, ACT testing to resume

    October 22, 2009 8:15 PM

    October 23, 2009---9am School Officials at Vermilion Catholic would like to remind those students who will be taking the ACT , to report to Mt. Carmel Elementary as previously scheduled. Assistance will be provided that day should anyone have any questions and/or concerns. Since the school is undergoing... more »
  • Low Voter Turnout

    October 19, 2009 7:29 PM

    Parishes across Acadiana are reporting rather low voter turnouts in this weekend's special elections. "It is disappointing in a way that you know, a lot of money is spent per vote," said St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters John Moreau On every election, Moreau estimates that anywhere from $800 to... more »
  • Road Closure: Scott

    October 14, 2009 8:14 AM

    In Scott, Lebesque Road from Shantel Road to Roger Road will be closed for one month, beginning today (October 14). Only local residents and business owners will be allowed through. Crews will be replacing large drainage culverts.
  • New Iberia Railroad & Drainage Getting Fixed

    September 21, 2009 2:24 PM

    New Iberia has always had flooding, water buildup, and drainage problems after it rains, and locals are doubtful that anything will change. "We've always been promised that something's going to be done and we've yet to see anything done about it," said one resident. A big railroad reconstruction... more »

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