Well blowout in rural Bossier Parish leads to traffic being diverted

Authorities detoured traffic at Louisiana Highway 157 at Louisiana Highway 154
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Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 5:20 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2021 at 5:50 PM CST
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BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) — There was a well blowout Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 29) south of Elm Grove in rural Bossier Parish.

There were no evacuations.

However, sections of some highways were closed as first responders assessed the situation.

U.S. 71 was closed from just south of Bossier City to Louisiana Highway 4 at the Red River Parish line.

And Louisiana Highway 157 was closed to southbound traffic at Louisiana Highway 154, according to Louisiana State Police Troop G.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area and find an alternate route.

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