Red River nears crest, some roadway flooding possible - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Red River nears crest, some roadway flooding possible

The Red River rises close to the southern portion of Clyde Fant Parkway. The Red River rises close to the southern portion of Clyde Fant Parkway.
Hamel Park is closed due to high waters from the Red River Hamel Park is closed due to high waters from the Red River
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The Red River is in minor flood stage in the Shreveport-Bossier City area with the most recent reading at 30.85 feet, and it's supposed to rise about another foot before it crests Saturday.

According to the National Weather Service, when the river hits 31 feet, high water will get close to the southern portion of Clyde Fant Parkway, as well as near the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway in Bossier City.

As of right now, neither of the parkways have been shut down. Water is getting close to the feeder roads coming from the Jimmie Davis Bridge onto Clyde Fant Parkway, but has not crossed onto the roads. 

DOTD is monitoring the roads for any potential flooding. According to Cindy Dorfner, the public information officer for DOTD, they have barricades pre-staged at LA 3049 already.

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

Riverside parks in both Shreveport and Bossier City remain closed until water recedes.

The Red River is expected to crest in Shreveport - Bossier City Saturday at 31.5 feet.

We will continue to monitor the levels, as well as any road closures to keep you updated.

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