Weekend storms prompt road closures, power outages

(Source: KSLA News 12)
(Source: KSLA News 12)
Published: Apr. 30, 2016 at 2:44 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 30, 2016 at 4:58 PM CDT
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(KSLA) - High water forced the closure of numerous roads around Caddo and Bossier parishes as a result of Friday night's storms.

According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, roadways were reported underwater heavy rainfall overnight. One vehicle was reportedly rescued at Thornapple Rd and Shady Rest Rd off of LA Hwy1 in north Caddo. There were no injuries reported.

The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office reported the bridge on LA Hwy 2 and Davis Rd from LA Hwy 15 to Arkla-Plant Rd are closed. The 1200 block of Seven Pines Rd is reportedly washed out and being repaired. The road is closed while crews remain on the scene.

High water is still a major risk in the 1200 block of Seven Pines road. A wash out was reported on Dutch John, but it is being repaired. Antrim Road, just west of the railroad tracks, is being monitored for high water. Old Plan Dealing Road near the Bossier Parish Corrections Facilities is also at a high risk for rising waters.

Drivers along LA Hwy 170 were blocked from I-49 by fallen trees. Fallen power lines not only created road hazards, but also caused power outages for residents.According to SWEPCO, more than 2,000 power outages were reported in Caddo Parish. In Bossier Parish, more than 300 outages were reported.

There are numerous reports of water on the roadways, trees down, power lines down------so take extra precautions and drive slowly.

In Bossier City, barricades were set up overnight at high risk areas. According to Bossier City officials, high water signs were placed on several streets that typically flood.

Bossier City Police say barricades went up just after 5:30 Saturday morning in the 900 block of Benton Rd, 1500 block of Barksdale Blvd and the 200 block of Old Minden Road. Those barricades were eventually taken down.

Barricades placed at the intersection of Shed Rd and Doctors Drive and on Hamilton Rd (under the Trestle railroad overpass) have also been removed.

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