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Sheriff Blaise Smith updates on proceedings after Laura

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 18:01:20-04

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith is advising parish residents on how his office will proceed as Laura continues to move away from south Louisiana.

The Sheriff's Office is now going back to their normal phone lines in communication. If you have an emergency, dial 911. To reach the SMPSO dispatch, call 337-828-1960.

The west side of the parish is having issues with flooding and high water. A curfew has thus been established from the Calumet Cut to the parish line around Jeanerette. That curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, to 6 a.m. on Friday, August 28.

Sheriff Smith is also asking residents to avoid driving around to sight-see, as water levels are still high on the west side of the parish.

Finally, Highway 319 all the way to Cypremort Point is closed, as well as Hwy 317 around Mile Marker 3.

The Sheriff's Office will continue to evaluate and monitor the water levels and will reopen the roads when it is safe to do so.

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