Debris to close waterways Friday

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Posted: Feb 14, 2013 4:40 PM
Updated: Feb 14, 2013 4:40 PM
Source: Associated Press

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DENHAM SPRINGS - Emergency managers in Livingston Parish said some waterways there and in Ascension Parish will be closed Friday because of debris being washed downstream.

Both the Amite River and the Diversion Canal in those parishes will close to all recreational boat traffic at noon on Feb. 15, according to Mark Harrell with the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Parish President Tommy Martinez said boats also couldn't use Bayou Manchac in Ascension Parish.

Harrell said parish officials are watching water levels, and dealing with debris floating downstream from St. Helena and other northern parishes which saw strong storms recently.

There's no word on how long the waterways will be closed.

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