and high winds from Hurricane Isidore continue to pummel Louisiana,
Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, causing road closures
and evacuations of some areas. If your trucking route takes you
into coastal communities, check the state police web sites for
updated information on traffic disruptions.
afternoon, Louisiana began closing some streets and highways due
to flooding. U.S. 90B lower level at the Harvey Tunnel in Jefferson
Parish is closed in both directions. LA-1 southbound in Lafource
Parish is closed at the floodgates in Galliano due to high water
and debris in the roadway. The bridge on LA-433 at St. Genovese
Church in St. Tammany Parish has been closed due to rising water.
trucking in Louisiana, check out the State Police's emergency
evacuation map at www.lsp.org/pdf/emergencyevacuation.pdf,
or call the State Police Road Closure Hotline at 1-800-469-4828.
To report roadway emergencies, dial *LSP (*577) on your cell phone.
To contact the state's Office of Emergency Preparedness, call
Emergency Management Agency is closely monitoring the projected
path of Hurricane Isidore and provides regular updates on its
web site www.msema.org/isidore.htm.
Tune into these stations for the latest Hurricane Isidore evacuation
and shelter information: Biloxi 90.3 FM; Bude 88.9 FM; Jackson
91.3 FM; Meridian 88.1 FM; MS State Starkville 89.9 FM; Greenwood
90.9 FM; Oxford 90.3 FM; Booneville 89.5 FM. To contact MEMA,
call (601) 352-9100, or for emergencies, call 1-800-222-6362.