Storm leaves roadways obstructed, power out in some areas

This massive oak tree toppled onto the activity building of Davis Springs Southern Methodist Church in Fairview Alpha. Photos by Barbara Holland


A severe thunderstorm that passed through the area earlier has caused numerous downed trees and power outages throughout the parish according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office.

NPSO, La DOTD, Parish Highway Department, Fire Districts and private citizens have cleared some roadways although several trees remain across roadways.

Some trees are reportedly across power lines.

There have been no injuries due to the storm that passed through with high winds, heavy rain and lightning strikes.

We ask that while traveling this afternoon to drive carefully, pay attention to the roadway and be aware of possible road obstructions while crews clear area roadways.