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Rising waters in Baton Rouge cause road closures, dangerous driving conditions

1 year 8 months 2 days ago October 25, 2015 Oct 25, 2015 Sunday, October 25 2015 October 25, 2015 8:15 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kristen Althouse and Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE - Heavy rains turned streets into lakes Sunday night around the WBRZ viewing area. The entire area is under an areal flooding warning until 10:30 p.m. Sunday. That means the gradual rain fall we have seen through the weekend has built up, and it is starting to overflow.

News Two has recieved many reports of accidents and rising waters in residential areas. Please keep this in mind as you plan out the rest of your night.

Right now, all schools in the area remain open tomorrow.

Water is so high on some roads, Baton Rouge police began closing them down Sunday night.

We will keep an updated list of closures here:

  • Tom / Wooddale
  • W Garfield / Highland
  • Mckinley / Highland
  • Buchanan / Virginia
  • 300 Riveroaks
  • Choctaw / Railroad
  • 2200 Tulip
  • Tigerland / Jim Taylor
  • S Sherwood Forest / N Harrells Ferry
  • Burbank / Gourrier (Barricades up)
  • I-110/Governor's Mansions Curve
  • Acadian / I-10
  • Bob Pettit / Y A Tittle
  • Goodwood / Havenwood
  • S Choctaw / Airline
  • State St / Highland
  • Burbank / Nicholson
  • Alaska / Roosevelt
  • Goodwood / Dartmoor
  • Stearns / White
  • Alaska/Roosevelt
  • Enterprise/Mcclelland
  • Scenic/Harding
  • Lobdell/Florida
  • 71st/Scenic
  • Evangeline/Mcclelland

The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair has also been cancelled on Monday due to the weather.

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