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Sandbags available in Ascension, roads closed Tuesday night

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Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:28 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Jan 8, 2013 9:28 PM
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Topics: ascension, flooding, roads closed, sandbags, weather, rain

ST. AMANT- Sandbags will be made available at the fire station on Stringer Bridge Road close to the 10 o'clock hour Tuesday night.

The message was posted to the Ascension Parish Homeland Security's Facebook page.

The concern is over rainy weather that has lingered for much of the afternoon and evening, and is expected to continue into Wednesday.

By 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, six roads had been closed because of rising water.

Roads closed:
Hwy 621 at Poe Lane by Gulfnet Seafood
Hwy 621 at Orleans Drive
Black Bayou at Roddy Road
Duplessis Road at Beau Jon
Hwy 73 at Renaissance
Hwy 61 at Hwy 427 (southbound turn lane)
Hwy 621 at Anna Road
Hwy 931 at John West Road

According to the Weather 2 team, the rain and some thunderstorms will become more widespread tonight. Rain will become heavy at times.

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