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David Blake
June 19, 2019 - 1:54 pm
Billions of insects called midges are still giving headaches to Causeway commuters. Some blame the big bug swarm invasion on the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. Click here to see listener photos of the midge invasion, including a midge 'fridge. Days ago, we were told the life span of a midge...
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Listeners are sharing images of what their vehicles looked like after driving through midge swarms on the Causeway. We even got pictures of midges on fridges. Tim Shannon drover across the lake with a refrigerator in the back of his truck: Here are some more bug covered vehicles... Get more...
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People crossing the Causeway this morning reported the bug swarms are still leaving vehicles covered in insects as the cross Lake Pontchartrain. "So many I ran out of washer fluid," one driver said in a text to 870870. Another said it was so bad that they were constantly bouncing off the windshield...
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Thomas Perumean
May 24, 2019 - 5:19 pm
A 46-year-old former Causeway Police Department sergeant stands convicted of charges of malfeasance and theft. William "Billy" Jones was found guilty by a St. Tammany Parish jury on Thursday. Jones had been accused of stealing cash, cocaine, and two firearms from Causeway police evidence room he...
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David Blake
May 23, 2019 - 7:32 pm
Drivers headed southbound on the Causeway might be noticing areas where the guardrails are missing. But there's nothing to fear. It's just work in progress. Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechou explained. "The southbound Causeway bridge got the new rails, they're being erected and we've got...
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Thomas Perumean
May 15, 2019 - 9:16 am
Recovery efforts of an SUV that sailed off the southbound Causeway will get underway this morning at 11am. "On Wednesday, May 15, the southbound Causeway Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 11 AM to 2 PM for vehicle recovery from the Tuesday morning overboard. Please use an alternate route if...
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UPDATE: Bridge reopen just after 7:00am A driver flew off the Causeway early this morning and ended up in the lake. "They got a car or truck that went over the side," a caller to WWL Radio described. "Part of the rail is missing, There's two people in the water. Bystanders have thrown them a life...
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Chris Miller
February 04, 2019 - 9:11 am
Causeway work begins this week Starting this week, work starts on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to add shoulder segments to the bridge, increasing the amount of emergency stopping space. It's part of the reason why Causeway tolls went up almost two years ago. If you want to be technical about it...
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January 24, 2018 - 6:52 pm
The Coast Guard late this afternoon recovered the body of the driver whose pick up truck went into Lake Pontchartrain after plunging off the Causeway Bride early Wednesday morning. Causeway bridge manager Carlton Dufrechou told WWL-TV the driver's body was found before sunset on Wednesday afternoon...
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January 24, 2018 - 6:41 am
Crews closed the southbound Causeway after a truck flew off the bridge overnight. The call came in just before 4:00am that a vehicle had apparently gone over the side of the Causeway. "About 3:45 this morning we got a call from a commuter about a lot of debris on the southbound bridge," Causeway...
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