Closed waterways in several parishes set to reopen soon

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Waterways in several parishes will be reopening soon to recreational boaters.

Blind River in St. James Parish reopened Wednesday afternoon, but officials in Ascension Parish reported a gate at the Marvin Braud Pump Station to the river remains closed.

Waterways in Livingston and Ascension parishes, including the Amite River and the Diversion Canal, are scheduled to reopen at noon on Thursday.

The waterways had been closed due to recent floods.

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