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Temporary Closure of Northshore Beach Due To Erosion and Safety Concerns

Temporary Closure of Northshore Beach Due To Erosion and Safety Concerns

St. Tammany Parish Government has temporarily closed Northshore Beach, in the Slidell area, due to significant erosion of the beach, and safety concerns caused by that erosion. Parish Government’s Department of Public Works began work today to correct the problem. Completion of the work is expected to take several days, which is dependent on weather and tidal conditions.

The beach, located off Carr Drive on Lake Pontchartrain, has seen a greater level of tidal erosion than it has historically experienced. Because of this erosion, underwater obstructions have become a safety hazard, making it necessary to close the beach temporarily to rebuild the beach and alleviate the potentially dangerous conditions.

Parish Government is asking citizens who use the beach to remain off the property and out of the area until the work is complete for safety concerns, and in order to not hinder or slow down the work being done by our crews. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the work is being conducted out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our citizens.

 

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