Ferry service affected by rising waters
Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 12:52:56 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has closed the St. Francisville and White Castle ferries because rising waters have flooded access roads to the ferries, making it impossible for vehicles to pass.


Ferry service at these two locations is suspended until water levels recede.


Starting Friday morning, DOTD will move the White Castle ferry to the Plaquemine ferry landing and will run two boats every 15 minutes – one from each side – at the Plaquemine landing from 5:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m and 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 


The St. Francisville and Plaquemine ferries each average 900 vehicles per day. The White Castle Ferry averages 230 vehicles per day.