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Streets flooded after strong storms move through

3 years 5 months 3 days ago April 24, 2013 Apr 24, 2013 Wednesday, April 24 2013 April 24, 2013 9:29 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Flooding on numerous streets in Baton Rouge caused traffic problems after strong storms moved through the capital area this morning.

Click here to see a gallery of flood pics from around East Baton Rouge Parish.

The Department of Transportation and Development briefly closed I-110 due to water over the roadway after the rain passed through the city-parish. Baton Rouge Police also closed Acadian Thruway under the railroad overpass near Perkins Road for a time until water over the road receded.

Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said high water had been reported in several other places, and some were draining slower than others now that the rain had stopped:

North and South I-110/Fuqua
4900 Jamestown/Congress
E. Industrial/Wooddale
1400 City Park/Dalrymple
400-900 North Blvd.

Entergy reported more than 400 people in East Baton Rouge Parish and more than 120 in Iberia Parish were without power as the storms moved through. DEMCO reported more than 60 outages in Livingston Parish.

News 2 will have the latest on the storms starting at noon.

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