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UPDATE: Road closures in Bossier Parish

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Bossier Sheriff’s deputies and other first responders have been tirelessly working overnight rescuing and evacuating people from homes and vehicles in flood-stricken parts of Bossier Parish.

About 30 homes in the Fox Chase subdivision in Haughton were evacuated Tuesday afternoon, some by boat.  Deputies rescued another 20 people, mostly by boats, from their homes stranded by water, including Cannon Rd. and other areas in the early morning areas.  Motorists have been rescued from being stranded in their vehicles in the high waters Tuesday and through the night.  Most recently, deputies have been evacuating residents in the Tall Timbers subdivision; about 24 households so far.  In total, some 75 homes and vehicles have been evacuated or rescued.  Rescue operations continue this morning.

Here are the high water areas in the parish:
  • Princeton Rd./Highway 157.  8-foot section of road is gone by the school
  • Highway 157 south of Haughton.  Parts of the roadway are impassible.  It gets even worse further south on Highway 157
  • Highway 162, 1300-1700 block range
Please use alternate routes with any of these roadways that are impassable.  There are still other roadways, side streets and subdivisions that have high water and flooding throughout the parish; please use extreme caution.
I-20, I-220, Airline Dr., Old Plain Dealing  Rd. Highway 3, Highway 80 and Highway 71 are passable, but motorists still need to use caution for standing water on side of roadway.
In addition, Bossier City Police Department notes that much of the high water that flooded and closed streets Tuesday night in Bossier City has receded but Bossier City Police are continuing to monitor these areas as the heavy rain event progresses.
Motorists are advised to use caution this morning on Bossier City roadways and to allow themselves extra time to get to their destinations.
The major roadways in Bossier City that are barricaded at this time are:
  • Benton Rd. between East Texas Street and Shed Road
  • Shed Rd. at Airline Drive
  • Outside lanes of traffic of Airline Dr. at Douglas Dr.
Many side streets also remain flooded and motorists are advised to avoid driving in these areas of high water.