DOTD reports Chalmette Ferry service suspended due to severe winter weather
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 1:46:35 PM

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Due to severe winter weather, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the Lower Algiers-to-Chalmette ferry service has been suspended.

Roadways at the Chalmette ferry landing developed ice due to the temperature and precipitation. The vessel made its final trips from Lower Algiers at 1 p.m. and from Chalmette at 1:15 p.m. An announcement will be made when service resumes.

Ferry service at Canal Street/Algiers Point is still operational – for now, but ice is starting to form on the vessel and passenger walks. DOTD Marine Operations will continue to monitor before making any decision to suspend service.

More information about the New Orleans ferries can be found at Travelers can also follow the ferries on at Canal_Ferry or Chalmette_Ferry. For traffic information, dial 511 or visit Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).