Baton Rouge setting up barricades in flood-prone areas ahead of Barry's arrival
BATON ROUGE - City officials say they're taking no chance of repeating the chaos of last month's deadly severe weather event as a potential tropical development puts heavy rain in this weekend's forecast.
A news release from the city-parish says sandbags will be available at several locations and barricades will be placed near flood-prone areas across the city. Officials say these roadways will be closed early if high water is reported.
A full list of these locations can be found below.
·I-110 in Gov. Mansion curve
·Chippewa St train overpass
·Wooddale Blvd from Greenwell Springs Road to Florida Blvd
·Lobdell Blvd from Greenwell Springs Road to Florida Blvd
·S. Acadian @ railroad overpass
·Burbank Drive @ W. Parker Blvd
·Bluebonnet Blvd @ railroad overpass
·Florida Blvd Service Rd from Little John Drive to S. Flannery Road
·Oak Villa Blvd between Tom Drive and Florida Blvd.
·S. Sherwood Forest Blvd, running North and South of I-12
·Plank Road @ Harding Blvd
·Scenic Hwy @ Beech Street
·Scenic Hwy from 72nd to Harding Blvd
·Scenic Hwy @ Monte Sano Avenue
·North Blvd at 10th St
Sandbag locations for East Baton Rouge and other parishes can be found here: http://www.wbrz.com/news/parts-of-livingston-parish-providing-sandbags-ahead-of-potential-heavy-rain-this-weekend