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Sand sacks placed along highway 70 in St. Martin Parish to help with flooding


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has moved to place sand sacks along a portion of LA 70 in lower St Martin Parish to help reduce flooding.

According to officials, there are 100-foot long sand sacks located along LA 70 approximately two miles north of the Stephensville Road intersection.


DOTD says they have put message boards, lights, and barricades in place to make sure drivers are careful when driving in the area.


High levels of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers are causing flooding because the surrounding smaller tributaries have nowhere to drain, officials said. 

“The flood fight continues as water is pumped off the roadway on LA 70 in lower St. Martin Parish. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience as our crews have worked steadily all weekend to ensure LA 70 is safe for motorists to navigate,” officials said. 

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