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Storms spark blaze, close streets Friday

8 years 1 week 1 day ago Friday, September 13 2013 Sep 13, 2013 September 13, 2013 9:22 PM September 13, 2013 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Some roads were closed because of flooding Friday evening when downpours soaked the area.

There were lane closures on Essen and Bluebonnet. People reported as much as two feet of water on Essen between I-10 and Perkins Road.

"I was just scared," said Ariel Hammett. She was stuck in the rising water.

"I didn't know what to do," she said.

There were no weather watches or warnings posted by the National Weather Service for the storm cell which also cut power to about 10,000 people at one point.

A lightning strike also sparked a small fire at a store on Bluebonnet near Burbank the St. George Fire Department reported.

The stormy weather also forced most high school football games to be delayed.  At least one was cancelled.
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