Heavy rain rips holes in Baton Rouge road

POSTED: Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 5:03pm

UPDATED: Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 5:04pm

As the rain began to pour during the early morning hours on Sunday, Sept. 4, roads in Baton Rouge began to deteriorate. South Harrells Ferry Road experienced massive damage, nearly blocking access to the Woodland Ridge neighborhood.

Drivers tried their best to navigate around the road that was riddled with holes caused by rain that was dumped on the area by Tropical Storm Lee. One driver we spoke with says it’s been a while since she’s seen enough rain to cause this much damage.

“We were worried as the rain came about our house,” Diane Heise explained. “Would we need sandbags or not?”

The Baton Rouge Police Department says the barricades will remain on the road for some time. In the meantime, access to the Woodland Ridge Neighborhood is being redirected down South Sherwood Forest Drive.

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