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Ascension Parish waterways closed to recreational boat traffic

Staff Report
Ascension Parish waterways will be closed to recreational boat traffic until further notice.

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment has announced that all Ascension Parish waterways will be closed to recreational boat traffic today, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m., until further notice.

“We have agreed to close waterways to recreational boat traffic in coordination with our neighbors in Livingston Parish,” Cointment said.

The closure is in anticipation of tidal surges resulting from Tropical Storm Beta.

Residents are urged to follow the Ascension Parish and OHSEP Facebook pages for regular weather updates. People also may call the Citizens Service Center at 225-450-1200 to sign up for the Everbridge Alert System.