70°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Thu
87°
71°
60%
Fri
86°
70°
60%
Sat
87°
69°
20%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Amite River rising and creating hazards

1 year ago February 24, 2014 Feb 24, 2014 Monday, February 24 2014 Monday, February 24, 2014 8:21:25 PM EST in News
Source: WBRZ

PRAIRIEVILLE - High amounts of rain over the weekend led to flooded streets in Ascension Parish.

Crews barricaded Idle Hour Road and Kay Street off of Highway 42 Monday.  Water from the Amite River has overrun sections of the roads.

Drivers can still travel down the roads but are asked to proceed at their own risk, Ascension Parish spokesperson Lester Kenyon said.

The area is the hardest hit because it is the lowest lying in the parish.

The National Weather Service expects the river to crest at five feet nine inches around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The flood plane is well above that at eight feet, Kenyon said.

 

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Scattered T-Storms
82°
69°
Thu
PM T-Storms
87°
71°
Fri
PM T-Storms
86°
70°
Sat
Mostly Sunny
87°
69°
Sun
PM T-Storms
87°
70°