Bossier City Police and the Bossier City Fire Department have closed a section of the Arthur Ray Teague (ART) Parkway due to flood waters from the Red River.
The rising waters have caused the east side of the ART parkway to flood. The Bossier City Fire Department has plugged the culverts on the east side of the parkway and will begin pumping water back to the Red River tonight.
Both lanes of the ART parkway are closed just south of the Shreveport Barksdale Bridge to Reeves Marine Drive. Barricades will be in place beginning at 10PM.
This is a preventative measure to protect the South Bossier Water Treatment Facility. If the facility is compromised with flooding water, it could cause sewer issues for residents in South Bossier.
In order to prevent this, Bossier City Fire Department will work overnight to pump the excess water back into the Red River. Officials are estimating that it should take about 8 to 12 hours to pump out the water.
Officials are asking motorists to avoid this part of the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway.