Second Plaquemine Ferry closing on Thursday due to Hurricane Delta


Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – This is a heads up for those that use the Plaquemine Ferry. You may want to make other plans on Thursday, October 8.

Hurricane Delta continues to force changes in the area and the Plaquemine Ferry is no different.

DOTD released this statement about the closure of the Plaquemine Ferry on Thursday:

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will stop operations of the second Plaquemine ferry beginning at 9:00 am on Thursday, October 8, as Hurricane Delta continues its path toward Louisiana. The ferry will be moved to a safe location and will resume service once it’s safe to do so.

If you have any questions about local DOTD work or road closures, visit any of these resources below:

  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive automatic and up-to-date information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD on the DOTD website.
  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).
  • Social media: Additional information can be found at DOTD’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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