Amite River, Diversion Canal reopened, some roads still closed

Staff reports

The Amite River and the Amite River Diversion Canal reopened to recreational boat traffic Tuesday, but several Ascension Parish roads remained closed in the wake of recent heavy rainfall and high river levels.

The following roads in Ascension remained closed Tuesday due to high water as of 1:30 p.m.:

• Amite River Rd., Brignac

• Summerfield South Rd., Summerfield

• Airport Rd., Summerfield

• Lake St., Summerfield

• Raymond Tullier Rd., Sorrento

East Ascension Drainage reported that pumps at the parish’s Marvin Braud pumping facility are currently operating. All five pumps are expected to be operational if needed because of rain later this week.

Sand and sand bags are available at the Department of Public Works facility, 42077 Churchpoint Rd., in Gonzales.