Amite River rising and creating hazards

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Posted: Feb 24, 2014 9:21 PM by Ryan Naquin
Updated: Feb 24, 2014 11:01 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: flooded streets, Ascension Parish, Idle Hour Road, Kay Drive, Highway 42, Amite River, Lester Kenyon, Ryan Naquin

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.

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