Wednesday, September 3, 2008

NOLA NATURAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT: CHECKPOINT CHARLIE: THE FUTURE IS HERE FOLKS




On the drive home, expect police check points
by The Times-Picayune
Tuesday September 02, 2008, 1:13 PM

-- Checkpoints were removed in East Jefferson and also allowed access into New Orleans.


--There was no access without a pass into West Jefferson from any direction, however.
These locations have no checkpoints: -- Eastbound Interstate 10 from Baton Rouge into East Jefferson and New Orleans.-- Any road into New Orleans from East Jefferson, including I-10, Earhart Expressway, Veterans Boulevard, Hammond Highway, River Road, Jefferson Highway/Airline Drive and Metairie Road.-- Any road into East Jefferson

These locations have checkpoints:-- Eastbound U.S. 90 into West Jefferson from St. Charles Parish. The Hale Boggs Bridge to Airline Highway, however, is open without a checkpoint.-- Westbound I-10 at the Twin Spans in Slidell. State Police have a checkpoint and are requiring placards.-- Southbound U.S. 11 Bridge at Slidell has a State Police checkpoint and officers were requiring placards. However, some motorists were being allowed to proceed depending on their circumstances, such as saying they were going to check on their parents.-- The southbound span on the Causeway has a checkpoint at the north toll plaza in Mandeville. Officers were requiring placards, but observers noted that many motorists were persuading officers of their need to get to Jefferson Parish.-- There also is a checkpoint on the northbound span of the Causeway headed to Mandeville. It appears to be a futile exercise, as that apparently is the only road into St. Tammany with a checkpoint.

You can also click here for the latest road closures from the state Department of Transportation.



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