St. Francisville/New Roads Ferry Shut Down

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that the St. Francisville/New Roads ferry crossing is closed because of a fuel tank leak that spilled diesel fuel into the river Saturday, April 25 at 8:30 p.m.

The damaged ferry was shut down while the U.S. Coast Guard and National Spill Response Center were notified.  The spill was mitigated by the Marine Spill Response Organization and all diesel fuel was pumped out of the compromised fuel tank as of 2:30 p.m. April 26. 

DOTD will work with U.S. Coast Guard officials to address the fuel tank repair. The ferry crossing is expected to be out of service for at least the remainder of the week. 

The regular operating hours for the ferry are 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week. Before traveling, drivers should call the Ferry Toll-Free 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.

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