HAPPENING TODAY: Crews to resume work to plug levee breach; some lingering showers possible

Crews work to plug Plaquemines levee breach

Concern remains high in Plaquemines Parish as officials there keep a close eye on a levee breach. A breach in a small levee on the west bank of the parish next to the Myrtle Grove subdivision has nearby residents on edge this morning. Maintenance crews had to stop their work on the breach at sunset Monday and plan to be back on scene within the next couple of hours when the sun rises. Crews put 2000 pound sand bags in place hoping to stop the water before it got any closer to Highway 23. Some residents in the Myrtle Grove subdivision blame the parish for the breach claiming the levee is weak.

Some showers possible Tuesday

The upper low is finally moving east and even though the surface low remains over the area, winds are not as strong. So water from lakes, rivers, and other bodies will begin to recede slowly today. Skies will remain mostly cloudy and temperatures will struggle to recover so highs will remain in the 70's. A stray shower cannot be ruled out. More sunshine is expected through the week with afternoons in the low 80's. Another good chance for some soaking showers could come by Halloween afternoon and evening lasting until early Sunday.

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