Update: The shelter in place advisory for residents has been lifted after Louisiana State Police Haz Mat have evaluated the situation this morning.

Highway 87 is now open. The portion of Bayou Teche
affected by the spill is absolutely off limits and is closed to vessel


St. Mary Parish authorities say a shelter in place remains in effect for residents La. Highway 182 and La. Highway 87 from the Sorrel Bridge to one mile east of the Adeline Bridge because of a chemical spill in Bayou Teche near the Adeline Bridge. This applies to residents in Charenton and Sorrel.

Clean up crews are working throughout the night to contain the spill. DEQ is monitoring air quality in the area.

LA Highway 87 is closed to traffic from the Adeline Bridge to the Sorrel Bridge. That section of waterway is also restricted to vessel traffic.