Triumph, tragedy headline 2013

There was no shortage of excitement for this year’s International Rice Festival, particularly for the grand parade, which featured a special performance by the Southern University Marching Band. (File photo)

Locally, as well as nationally and internationally, 2013 was a year of both jubilation and misfortune.

BNSF arrives for repairs

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) truck sits alongside the four pieces of culvert that will be replacing the collapsed culvert that caused flooding in Gray Lawn subdivision during the heavy storms that inundated Crowley on Jan. 10 and 11 of this year.

Nearly two weeks ago some residents of Gray Lawn subdivision called The Post-Signal to complain about the length of time it had taken Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railway to repair a collapsed culvert which caused the neighborhood to flood during the Jan.

'I'll believe it when I see it'

The emergency phone number for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company is placed at several locations along the railroad track which runs parallel to U.S. Hwy. 90 through Crowley. When the Post-Signal tried to contact them using this number, our calls went unanswered.

Well, the weekend that the residents of Gray Lawn subdivision were concerned about has passed. Though the rains got heavy at times, it was not nearly as bad as some had feared and there were no problems with the drainage in the area as many had feared there would be. 

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Crowley Post-Signal
P.O. Box 1589, Crowley, LA 70527
Phone: 337-783-3450
Fax: 337-788-0949

Rayne-Acadian Tribune
P.O. Box 260, Rayne, LA 70578
Phone: 337-334-3186
Fax: 337-334-8474

Church Point News
315 N. Main St., Church Point, LA 70525
Phone: 337-684-5711
Fax: 337-684-5793

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