- Associated Press - Thursday, May 8, 2014

BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - Authorities in Plaquemines Parish say the Belle Chasse Tunnel will close Thursday for an overnight cleaning.

Officials say the tunnel will close at 7 p.m. and is expected to reopen Friday morning at 2 a.m.

The tunnel runs under the Intracoastal Canal. Vehicles will be diverted to the nearby Judge Perez Bridge on Louisiana Highway 23.

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