White Castle Ferry closed for high water

Deidre Cruse

The state Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) closed the White Castle Ferry at 8:10 a.m. Monday because of high water.

DOTD also restricted access to the Plaquemine Ferry, disallowing trailers, rigs with more than two axles and more than six wheels. Large trucks and trailers should use the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge, the agency advised.

The Plaquemine Ferry will be closed if Mississippi River levels reach a point where the on-ramp is too steep for cars to safely board, according to Iberville Emergency Preparedness Director Laurie Doiron.

Last week, DOTD closed the New Roads/St. Francisville ferry permanently and opened the new John James Audubon Bridge early because of the rising river.