Louisiana DOTD Announces High Water Warnings for LA 82 and LA 27 in Cameron Parish

By Calcasieu Staff
Published June 19, 2024

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Cameron Parish, Louisiana – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has issued high water warnings for several state highways in Cameron Parish, urging motorists to exercise extreme caution when traveling through the affected areas.

As of Wednesday, June 19, 2024, high water warnings are in effect for LA 82 and LA 27 in the Holly Beach and Johnson Bayou areas, as well as LA 27 North from LA 82 through Hackberry and Kelso Bayou, and LA 27 east of the Cameron Ferry.

To alert motorists of the hazardous conditions, DOTD has posted signs along these routes. The warnings come as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers navigating the coastal roads.

Motorists are advised to not drive in these areas if possible and if forced to drive in these areas, to be vigilant when driving through these areas, as high water can reduce visibility, compromise road traction, and increase the risk of hydroplaning. It is essential to reduce speed, use low gear, and avoid sudden movements to maintain control of the vehicle.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development reminds drivers to prioritize their safety and the safety of others by taking necessary precautions when driving in areas affected by high water. By exercising caution and following posted warnings, motorists can minimize the risk of incidents and ensure a safe journey.