ST. MARY PARISH, La. (KLFY) – Deputies are asking residents in the Sorrell/Charenton to shelter in place as a precaution due to a chemical leak in Bayou Teche.
The sheriff’s office received the report around 5:30 p.m. of a chemical substance in the bayou near the Adeline Bridge
Crews have been working since the early evening to clean it up.
LA 87 east and west of the Adeline Bridge is closed to traffic. Bayou Teche has also been closed to boat traffic due to the spill.
Master Trooper Brooks David, of the Louisiana State Police, said a LSP hazmat team is in place and is monitoring air quality.
Public Information Officer Traci Landry said investigators believe the chemical is petroleum based.
KLFY has a crew en route to St. Mary Parish and will have more information at 10 p.m.
Official Statement from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office:
|Charenton-Sorrel Residents Advised to Shelter in Place – Chemical Spill Under Investigation|