Traffic Alert: Water Over Roadway

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At 10:30am, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were reporting water over the roadway in the 4500 block of La. Hwy 485 near Spanish Lake in west Natchitoches Parish.

DOTD has been notified.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for…
South central Red River Parish in northwestern Louisiana…
West central Natchitoches Parish in northwestern Louisiana…

* Until 1100 AM CDT

* At 954 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause
urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Up to two
inches of rain have already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
areas Northwest of Powhatan, Hanna and Lake End.

Additional rainfall of one inch is expected over the area. This
additional rain will result in minor flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.