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Waterways closed to recreational boat traffic in Ascension Parish

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Waterways in Ascension Parish have been closed until further notice following significant rainfall over the weekend. 

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced that effective immediately the Amite River and Diversion Canal will be closed to recreational boat traffic until further notice.

President Martinez signed an executive order Monday after officials in Ascension and Livingston parishes decided together to hold off recreational boating because of high water levels and floating debris. 

The Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness was designated to be in charge of the waterway closures.

For more information about waterway closures, visit the parish OHSEP's website, Facebook, or contact their office at (225) 621-8360. Residents can also watch Ascension 21, the parish’s governmental channel.

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