Posted: May 10, 2011 1:52 PM by Russell Jones
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department
BATON ROUGE - People visiting the levees in Baton Rouge to see the rising Mississippi River need to be careful where they park, according to city police.
Sgt. Don Stone with BRPD said for now, people can't park on the west side of River Road along the Mississippi River levee.
Barricades and signs have gone up in some places, and more are expected to be put out in the next few days. People who do park on the west side of the road will be ticketed, and the vehicle could be towed if the owner isn't located.
Sgt. Stone said pedestrian traffic on the levee would not be affected.
"We realize that this is an historic event and everyone wants to see the rising waters, so we ask that you find a safe place to park on the eastside of River Road, not obstructing traffic flow, and walk across the road to the levee," he said in a press release.
BRPD will have officers in the area of the levee to make sure people stay safe and obey parking restrictions until the water recedes.