Red River reaches minor flood stage - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Red River reaches minor flood stage

The Red River is moving along swiftly, seen here along Wells Island Rd. (Source: Victoria Shirley/KSLA News 12) The Red River is moving along swiftly, seen here along Wells Island Rd. (Source: Victoria Shirley/KSLA News 12)
Barricades have been put up blocking Russell Road between Blanchard Highway and Interstate 220 in north Shreveport. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12) Barricades have been put up blocking Russell Road between Blanchard Highway and Interstate 220 in north Shreveport. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The Red River officially hit minor flood stage Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service's latest measurement shows the river at 30.08 feet. The river is expected to crest at 31.5 feet Saturday which is moderate flood stage, according to the NWS.

In minor flood stage, lane and road closures are likely due to water on roadways.

Barricades have been put up blocking Russell Road between Blanchard Highway and Interstate 220 in north Shreveport.

The rising Red River is also impacting local parks. C. Bickham Dickson, Hamel, and Riverview parks will all remain closed until water recedes.

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