transportation

Hurricane Isaac
2:45 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Louisiana Highway 1 closed overnights for repairs

State transportation officials say Louisiana Highway 1 is open during daylight hours south to Grand Isle.

The Courier reports a segment of the highway south of Port Fourchon is closed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly until further notice while crews repair a section of road damaged by Hurricane Isaac.

State police said residents and visitors to Grand Isle who don't want to be trapped on the island should leave before 6 p.m. nightly. Once the highway is closed, no vehicles will be allowed on Louisiana Highway 1 from Grand Isle to Fourchon.

Hurricane Isaac
2:08 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Ferry service restarts in St. John parish

Ferry operations in St. John the Baptist Parish have resumed.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said the Edgard/Reserve ferry reopened Monday across the Mississippi River in the parish that had severe flooding in some areas from Hurricane Isaac.

Operating hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. More information is available at 1-888-613-3779 or at www.dotd.la.gov .

Brake Tags
12:08 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Two-year car inspections now available

Louisiana motorists, except for those in three New Orleans-area municipalities, now have the option of getting their vehicles inspected every two years instead of annually.

The new law took effect Saturday.

The Times-Picayune reports that drivers can buy a one- or two-year safety inspection sticker. The annual sticker costs $10; the two-year version costs $20.

But drivers in New Orleans, Kenner and Westwego will not have that option. They will have to get an annual inspection and a yearly tag.

Hurricane Isaac
5:38 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

I-10 closed as water rises at LaPlace

High water driven inland by Hurricane Isaac has forced authorities to close Interstate 10 in St. John the Baptist Parish.

State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson said the highway is closed in both directions at LaPlace, between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Hurricane Isaac
8:02 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Baton Rouge airport likely to cancel flights

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is advising all flights scheduled to arrive this evening or Wednesday will most likely be canceled. The flight schedule on Thursday will be based on forecasted weather conditions.

Travelers should check with their airline to confirm if their flight is affected. Travelers can find a list of airlines serving BTR on the airport's website.

Hurricane Isaac
6:39 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Transportation Department Restaging Buses

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that it is in the process of restaging its busing assets to locations outside of the potential path of the storm and away from flood zones to ensure they are accessible for citizens' future use.

DOTD will maintain 10 coaches, one van and one pet carrier at Zephyr field if an immediate need arises.

Hurricane Isaac
1:41 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Ferry service halted at Scarsdale-Belle Chasse

Plaquemines Parish officials have halted the Scarsdale-Belle Chasse ferry on the Mississippi River until Hurricane Isaac passes.

Parish officials also said Marina Road in Myrtle Grove will close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Isaac
7:20 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Isaac leads airlines to cancel New Orleans flights

Several airlines are cancelling all of their New Orleans flights in anticipation of hurricane winds and rain from Isaac.

American Airlines, Southwest and United are all suspending operations in the city. The move comes after large cancelations in Southern Florida Sunday due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

The storm is over the Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to grow into a Category 1 hurricane and hit land late Tuesday night. A Category 1 hurricane has winds ranging from 74 mph to 95 mph.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
6:52 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Airport to cease operation at end of day

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport will cease operation at the end of today, and remain closed until at least Wednesday, officials said in a press release.

No flights are scheduled for Tuesday, August 28.

Airport officials also reiterated that the facility is not an evacuation shelter, and people will not be permitted to remain in the terminal during the storm. Parking garages are also restricted to ticketed passengers only, and travelers should be prepared to show a printed boarding pass or itinerary in order to enter Airport property.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
4:32 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Huey P. Long Bridge construction projects canceled

All construction projects and closures on the Huey P. Long Bridge have been canceled due to Tropical Storm Isaac, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Motorists are advised to check local news sites and the City of New Orleans citizen emergency website.

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