An oil well blowout that happened last month still has portions of Highway 13 closed in Acadia Parish this morning. Officials are continuing their work to manage the situation with Black Creek Drilling. During this time for the safety of motorist in and around the area portions of Highway 13 will remain closed.

Those wishing to travel to Eunice and Mamou for Mardi Gras celebrations from the Crowley area are advised there are detours in the area. The suggested route from the Crowley area:

Highway 365 to Highway 367,

Highway 367 to U.S. Highway 190,

U.S. 190  to Highway 13.

For travelers heading south from Eunice simply reverse the directions. Officials have still given no specific timetable for when normal traffic patters will resume through the closed portion of the roadway.