GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said on Tuesday that officials from Ascension, St. James, and Livingston parishes have agreed to extend the closure of all inland waterways to recreational boating traffic.

The inland waterways, closed to reactional traffic after last week's flooding, include the Amite River, Diversion Canal, Blind River, and Tickfaw River, according to Rick Wbre, director of the Ascension parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Webre said parish officials will make a determination on Thursday morning as to whether or not the waterways can be reopened to recreational traffic at that time.

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