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Roads closed, homes evacuated in Tangipahoa Parish due to severe weather

7 months 1 week 5 days ago March 11, 2016 Mar 11, 2016 Friday, March 11 2016 March 11, 2016 8:15 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kristen Althouse

TANGIPAHOA- Tangipahoa Parish's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness closed several roads due to high water and they may also have high water signs posted.

The Governor has declared a state of emergency for the entire state Thursday night, as flash floods, thunderstorms, and heavy rain pass through the state. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs Office said that emergency crews have been making water rescues throughout the night and the calls were still rolling in at 3 a.m. Friday morning. 

According to the Tangipahoa Office of Emergency Preparedness, dozens of homes were evacuated overnight.

Here's a list of the parish's road closures:

  • Graham Road
  • Straughan Nursery Road
  • School Road
  • Spring Road
  • Easley Road
  • Mixon Road
  • Friendship Road
  • Old Uneedus Road
  • Glatas Road
  • East Lewiston Road
  • Singing Waterfall Road
  • South River Road
  • William Road
  • Turnpike Road
  • Bryce Hyde Road
  • Webb Road@Pumpkin Ctr.
  • Adams Rd @ Hwy 22
  • Pleasant Ridge Road
  • Davis Road off Adams Road
  • Stafford @ Miley Nicqui
  • Spookhill Road
  • Baptist Road
  • Illinois Jones Road
  • Wardline Road
  • Amelia Lane
  • Rufus Bankston Road
  • Dummyline Road. #2
  • Hill St.
  • Arcola Rd.
  • Mandella Rd.
  • A. Robertson Rd.
  • New Genessee Rd.
  • W. Mansfield Rd.
  • Jules Waller Rd.
  • Richardson Rd.
  • Briar Patch Rd.
  • Neal Rd.
  • Hillary Simmons Rd.
  • Pulls Rd.
  • Hwy 1061 Springcreed Rd.
  • N. Cooper Rd.

This is a developing story. Keep checking this story for updates as we work to gather more information.

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