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Chalmette ferry to close for emergency repairs

FOX 8 News received this press release from DOTD Tuesday afternoon:

New Orleans – The Department of Transportation and Development's (DOTD) Crescent City Connection Division (CCCD) has temporarily suspended service to the Lower Algiers/Chalmette ferry route for emergency repair. The Motor Vessel Levy lost power earlier this afternoon.

CCCD maintenance personnel is currently working to return the boat back to service by Wednesday morning. In the event repairs are completed sooner, DOTD will advise the motoring public.

More information about the CCCD ferries can be found at www.dotd.louisiana.gov/operations/cccd/ or by calling (504) 376-8100. Travelers can also follow the ferries on Twitter.com at Canal_Ferry, Chalmette_Ferry and Gretna_Ferry.  For traffic information, dial 511 or visit www.511la.org. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).  

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state's aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email dotdcs@la.gov, or call DOTD's Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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