Hotard shares latest update on road openings in St. John Parish

Published 2:43 pm Thursday, September 2, 2021

LAPLACE — All Interstate systems are now open, St. John Parish President Jaclyn Hotard announced during a press conference Thursday morning. However, the Highway 51 on and off ramps in LaPlace remain closed at this time due to standing water.

A curfew remains in place from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.

“We are receiving a lot of calls from residents who want to know if they can come in and check on their homes. You absolutely can. We’re not closed, especially not to our residents,” Hotard said. “The curfew has been placed because there are still many low power lines throughout the parish. We don’t want anyone to get injured traveling at night. Secondly, we want to make sure we protect people’s homes as much as possible from any individuals with bad intentions.”

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