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  • Last flooded Ascension roads reopened

    February 27, 2014 11:30 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Authorities in Ascension Parish said the last road blocked by backwater flooding were no open. Johnny Richardson with the parish Department of Public Works said crews removed barricades at Summerfield South Road and Airport Drive Thursday morning. Six roads in the northern part of the parish... more »
  • Leaders want to talk about Bayou Manchac flooding

    April 1, 2013 9:47 PM

    GONZALES- Leaders in Ascension Parish want to discuss flooding concerns with leaders of the two other parishes along Bayou Manchac. The bayou, a natural drainage canal for Ascension, East Baton Rouge, and Iberville Parishes, is known to flood. Most recently, in January, backwater flooding caused problems in Ascension Parish.... more »
  • Alligator Bayou Rd. reopens today

    March 4, 2013 7:41 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A temporary road closure that sent area residents on a 45-minute detour in Ascension Parish has come to an end. Officials announced Sunday plans to reopen Alligator Bayou Rd. to traffic this morning. Crews worked to install two drainage pipes under the roadway Saturday, but saw... more »
  • Waterways reopen in Ascension, Livingston

    February 18, 2013 11:25 AM

    PORT VINCENT - Waterways in Ascension and Livingston parish reopened today at noon after trash buildup shut them down last week. Bayou Manchac, the Amite River and the Diversion Canal are back open to recreational boat traffic. Emergency officials closed them on Friday because of debris-like tree limbs... more »
  • Neighborhoods remain flooded despite pumping station Play Video

    January 29, 2013 5:38 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Two weeks after a major rain event, residents along Bluff Rd. in the Alligator Bayou area are still flooding. Last Friday, two temporary pumps were installed to clear some of the mess, pumping water from Frog Bayou to Bayou Manchac. Drainage officials report the water has gone... more »
  • Bayou pumping to continue in Ascension Parish

    January 29, 2013 12:58 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said temporary pumps meant to lower water levels after recent flooding will keep going for the next couple of weeks. Martinez said the two pumps are draining 68,000 gallons of water per minute from the flooded Bluff Swamp Basin, through Frog Bayou... more »
  • More than 39 tons of trash removed from Bayou Manchac

    August 23, 2011 5:36 AM

    BAYOU MANCHAC- Crews in Asension Parish removed more than 39 tons of trash and a fallen tree over the weekend from Bayou Manchac. Thirty one volunteers from Ascension and East Baton Rouge Parish participated in the two-day event and removed by hand over 15 cubic yards or 1.5 tons... more »
  • Bayou Manchac Cleanup Underway

    August 17, 2011 5:39 PM

    BAYOU MANCHAC- Work crews used heavy equipment to lift trash out of Bayou Manchac. Five dump truck loads of debris were taken from an near the Highway 73 bridge by midday. Ascension Parish officials say Bayou Manchac is listed as a scenic waterway. That means things like trees... more »
  • Sewage found in local bayou

    June 14, 2010 5:56 PM

    Someone's dumping sewage into public waterways near Prairieville. The Department of Public Works says it doesn't know who's doing it, but they're hot on the trail thanks to some helpful callers. Reports flowed in to DEQ's 24 hour hotline. News 2's Luke Margolis gets answers on how you... more »
  • Cloudy water in Ascension

    June 14, 2010 10:43 AM

    Some nasty smelling water in Ascension Parish has some residents worried about a local bayou. A photo sent to News 2 shows a cloudy plume of dark water in Bayou Manchac. Residents are concerned the nasty odor could be a sign of some dangerous runoff. News 2's Luke Margolis is... more »

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