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White Castle Ferry resumes service


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State transportation officials say the White Castle ferry has resumed service.

The ferry had been out of service since June to allow crews to make repairs to the ferry's propeller shaft. Service was expected to resume in mid-September but delays in acquiring a dry-dock at the ship yard, the discovery of additional necessary repairs to the propeller shaft, and Hurricane Isaac's landfall caused the return-to-service date to be delayed.

The state Department of Transportation and Development said the ferry resumed service Wednesday and will operate its regular hours from 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The ferry crosses the Mississippi River between White Castle and Geismar, upriver from New Orleans.

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