News Alert: Plaquemine ferry returns to service, White Castle and Edgard/Reserve remain closed
Posted: 8/31/2012 12:33:16 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

August 31, 2012

State of Louisiana News Desk #: 225.358.5361

Plaquemine ferry returns to service, White Castle and Edgard/Reserve remain closed

Baton Rouge, La. - The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that the Plaquemine/Sunshine ferry landing has returned to service.

The ferry initially closed Tuesday afternoon due to deteriorating weather conditions caused by Hurricane Isaac. The operating hours for the Plaquemine/Sunshine ferry landing are 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days per week.

The two remaining landings, White Castle and Edgard/Reserve, will remain closed until further notice.

Before traveling, drivers can call the Toll-Free Ferry Information line at 1-888-613-3779 for the status of the ferry, or visit the "Ferry Status" page on the right-hand side of the DOTD Web site.

Drivers can also access updates on the ferry through Twitter by visiting By creating a Twitter account, drivers can receive automatic updates on the ferry's status via their Twitter Web page or text message.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state's aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economicdevelopment, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

For more information, please visit, email, or call DOTD's Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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