St. James closes Blind River

Officials in St. James Parish closed Blind River to all but emergency traffic starting at noon Saturday and say the river will remain closed until further notice.

St. James Parish officials said in a news release that they took the action because water is continuing to rise on Blind River.

The released noted that St. James Parish is still under a declared state of emergency and advised residents to go to the St. James Parish Facebook and Twitter pages for further updates.