The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office has extra manpower on patrol today monitoring roadways and handling traffic control throughout the parish due to issues caused by Hurricane Zeta, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
The Sheriff urges residents to use extreme caution when traveling on parish roadways. Some roads may be impassable due to poles and trees being down and debris strewn throughout. Residents are asked to be careful around downed power lines and report them to the parish government so they can be removed safely and without injury.
Also, power is still out in a significant portion of the parish, the Sheriff said, causing numerous traffic lights to be out. Motorists are asked to use caution and treat those intersections as four-way stops.
The Sheriff said damages are being assessed by parish officials, and residents are asked to report any potentially hazardous issues to the parish government or the Sheriff’s Office.
To report any non-emergency issues associated with the inclement weather to the Sheriff’s Office, call (504) 271-2501. Residents who are in danger or in need of immediate assistance should call 911