US Highway 171 North Bound near Beavers Road

Anacoco, LouisianaMar 17, 20060 Comments

Hurricane Rita was within 8 hours of making land fall on the Louisiana Gulf Coast. My family and I decided that our treck North was best for us, as did Many others. In our travel north up U.S. HWY 171 in route to safety, we were pretty much in traffic that was one car after another headed to safety. Sitting in the Anacoco town hall parking lot was Anacoco’s own. How you can get a ticket for 51 in a 45 with traffic this intense is unknown to me, but apparently we pulled it off. Out of all the vehicles traveling around us, We got a ticket! Speed trap if I ever saw one! Once we got to Hot Springs, Arkansas I just happened to speak to another fellow displaced resident of Sulphur, Louisiana and guess what….he was pulled over too! Imagine that, taking advantage of folks fleeing a fast approaching hurricane at mass numbers. None the less I paid the ticket and prayed the trap would not be existent on our way home. We were lucky on our exit but not so lucky once at home. Beware of this trap, the Mayor was riding with the

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