As anticipation builds towards the opening of the Morganza Spillway on Sunday, authorities in St. Martin Parish are warning people not to drive, ride, or haul on top of public levees, effective immediately.

Spokesperson Major Ginny Higgins says violators will be cited as this law will be strictly enforced.
"Unnecessary travel on the top of the levees has the potential to damage the levee road," says Major Higgins. Only residents traveling to and from their residences will be allowed access."