BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Traffic is flowing on all six lanes of newly widened Interstate 12 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Advocate reports workers finished striping the last eastbound traffic lane and removed the orange traffic cones shortly before Gov. Bobby Jindal held an Tuesday afternoon news conference... more »
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Another portion of the Gulf of Mexico has been reopened to commercial and recreational fishing after federal scientists found no oil contamination to bar consumption of seafood. The 2,927 square-mile area is located off eastern Louisiana, about 40 miles south of the BP well that spewed... more »
HAMSHIRE, Texas (AP) - Interstate 10 in southeast Texas has reopened after crews finished cleaning up a hazardous material spill from a tanker involved in a wreck four days ago. Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis told The Associated Press that I-10 near Hamshire reopened Wednesday morning. I-10 had... more »
Several areas of Louisiana's state waters were reopened Saturday, August 14 to commercial fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes, showing more progress for Louisiana's fishing industry. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ( LDWF) in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered an emergency... more »
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 »
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today that it has partially reopened oyster harvesting Area 17 to give harvesters as much time as possible to harvest their product before any potential impact from the BP oil spill in the Gulf.
Area 17, which is west of the... more »
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today that it has reopened oyster harvesting areas 19 and 21 to give harvesters as much time as possible to harvest their product before any potential impact from the BP oil spill in the Gulf. Areas 19 and 21, which are west... more »