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DOTD decides second Plaquemine ferry will remain open due to Hurricane's shift

3 months 1 week 2 days ago Thursday, October 08 2020 Oct 8, 2020 October 08, 2020 10:00 AM October 08, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced Thursday that the second Plaquemine ferry will remain in service as Hurricane Delta passes through the state.

The ferry was originally scheduled to move to a safe location Thursday morning at 9 a.m., but it will continue running as normal after the National Hurricane Center shifted the forecast cone farther west overnight.

Officials warn there is always the possibility of temporary interruptions to ferry service during periods of severe weather, such as lightning, high winds, and intense rainfall.

So, drivers are encouraged to check the status of the ferry, as well as other road conditions across the state, prior to commuting to impacted areas by using the following resources:

-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 www.511la.org 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.

Frequent updates on road conditions can also be obtained via @WBRZTraffic on Twitter.

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