Two parishes closing waterways to recreational boat traffic on Wednesday morning


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Some local waterways are closing to boat traffic because of Hurricane Laura.

No boat traffic is allowed on Ascension Parish and Livingston Parish waterways starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26.

Ascension Parish and Livingston Parish released these statements below:

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment announced today that all Ascension Parish
waterways will be closed to recreational boat traffic, effective at 8 am on Wednesday August 26
and until further notice.

“I have made this decision after consulting with our Office of Emergency Preparedness,
Department of Public Works, and with our neighbors and colleagues in Livingston Parish,” said

The closure is in anticipation of storm and tidal surges from Hurricane Laura.
Residents are urged to follow the Ascension Parish and OHSEP Facebook pages for regular
weather updates. People also may call the Citizens Service Center at 225-450-1200 to sign up
for the Everbridge Alert System.

In conjunction with Ascension Parish, the Livingston Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is closing all Livingston Parish waterways to recreational traffic beginning at 8:00 am on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 until further notice due to rising waters resulting from Hurricane Laura’s impacts on our area.

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