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Storms bring outages, traffic woes

4 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Monday, August 25 2014 Aug 25, 2014 August 25, 2014 2:43 PM August 25, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Afternoon storms caused power outages and traffic trouble across the Baton Rouge area Monday.

Entergy reported more than 1,800 people lost power in northern Baton Rouge after lightning struck a transformer east of Plank Road and Airline Highway. Power was quickly restored to most customers.

The heavy rain and slick roads slowed traffic throughout the Baton Rouge interstate system as well. DOTD reported traffic was at a crawl along I-10 and I-12 through the early rush hour.

A malfunction also caused railroad crossing signs to come down across Highland Road just north of I-10. Traffic could not cross until 6 p.m. when the crossing was fixed.

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