Ferry service will be suspended when tropical storm force winds reach crossings


PLAQUEMINE, La. (The West Side Journal) – With the threat of potential impacts due to Tropical Storm Marco and Tropical Storm Laura, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is reminding motorists that all ferry service in the state must be suspended when tropical storm force winds reach ferry crossings. According to the National Weather Service, wind is considered tropical storm force once it reaches 39 mph.

For up-to-date information on the ferries, road closures, and other incidents, check http://www.511la.org before you travel.

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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