Effective at noon on February 27, the Mississippi River levee will be closed to public travel until further notice.

The levee will be closed from Yancopin in Desha County to the Louisiana state line.

No traffic will be allowed except emergency vehicles or vehicles with an orange pass issued by the Emergency Management Director.

For more information call 870-866-1888, The Chicot County Judge at 870-265-8015, or any levee board member.