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Street flooding reported in three parishes

1 year 9 months 4 days ago March 02, 2015 Mar 2, 2015 Monday, March 02 2015 March 02, 2015 4:10 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

MORGANZA - Rain has caused issues in the small town, flooding streets and backing up the town's sewer system.

Mayor 'Boobie' Tuminello told WBRZ News 2 Monday, people have reported issues flushing toilets and there was localized street flooding. A few streets have about six inches of water over the road surface, and yards likely have even deeper flooding covering grass since the town can't drain as fast as the rain falls.

Tuminello said there is more severe flooding on La 10 toward Fordoche.

The mayor said most streets are passable, and the rising water is more visually disturbing than problematic. Pointe Coupee Parish has supplied sandbags, and the mayor said people picked some up to ease their concerns.

The mayor said town crews were working on getting the sewer system pumping stronger and expected to have most issues corrected by 11 p.m. Monday.

People also reported roadways flooding in East and West Feliciana parishes.  Water covered Highway 966 near the Bluffs community. Highway 966 is closed at Freeland Road along with Island Road, Mahoney Road and Sligo Road.

The area experiencing issues with rising water was under a flood advisory earlier in the day, WBRZ's Pat Shingleton said. But, the advisory expired after lunch. An advisory is less severe than a flood watch or warning, Shingleton said. You can watch Pat Shingleton's latest forecast on WBRZ News 2 at 5, 6 and 10. Visit the weather page HERE.
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