Photos: Bayou Liberty Pirogue races on Bayou Liberty near Slidell _lowres

 Boat traffic passes under the Bayou Liberty bridge Sunday, June 7, 2015, during the 63rd annual Bayou Liberty Pirogue Races on Bayou Liberty near Slidell. The event featured pirogue and canoe races in all age groups, starting with children eight-years old and above, and food, music and crafts. This year’s king was Peter ‘Boogie’ Galatas, and the queen was Breanna Hebert. A special tribute was held for JuJu Pichon, a longtime fixture in the Bayou Liberty community, who died recently.

A portion of Bayou Liberty Road (La. 433) west of Slidell that had been closed since Tuesday because of high water, was reopened Friday morning according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

A low-lying section of road near the Bayou Liberty Marina had been covered with water since Hurricane Michael made its way toward land, but the water began to retreat soon after the storm made landfall.

By Friday morning, DOTD said the area was passable for vehicular traffic.

A day earlier, officials with Fairview-Riverside State Park reopened that facility after rising water from the Tchefunte River receded.

The park's two campgrounds were covered with a thin layer of floodwater on Tuesday morning and Fairview-Riverside officials cleared the park at that time out of an abundance of caution to visitors. The water had flowed back into the Tchefuncte by Thursday morning, however, and the park was reopened at noon.

Madisonville Mayor Jean Pelloat said the entirety of Lake Road (La. 1077) has reopened, as have two other low-lying streets on the north end of town that did hold some water earlier this week.