Strong thunderstorms produce flash flooding, traps motorists

Shreveport, LA(KSLA)- A line of strong thunderstorms that swarmed the area have produced dangerous flash flooding in some parts of the Shreveport-Bossier region.

In Shreveport, a lady had to be rescued after she was trapped on top of her car. That happened at Hwy 3036 in the northern Shreveport where water quickly rose and covered most of her vehicle. According to witnesses, the Shreveport Fire Department along with fire rescue teams were on the scene and were able to rescue the woman by boat.

In Bossier City, several roads and intersections experienced flooding due to the heavy rain. These areas included Benton Road at Beckett Street, Benton at East Texas, Benton at Viking Drive, Hamilton Road at East Texas, Hamilton Road at Barksdale, Barksdale just west of Old Minden, Old Minden at Preston Blvd., Shed Road just west of Airline Drive and the railroad underpass on Hamilton Road between Barksdale and East Texas.

There have been a few cases of vehicles stalling in high water including one at Benton at Beckett in which one person had to be assisted by the fire department in getting out of the vehicle. That person was not injured.

According to Bossier Police, water has receded in flooded areas and that some roads that were flooded are now clear.

Motorists were advised not to drive through high water and to stay off the flooded roads until the high water receded.

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