Rising river causing headaches for some motorists in Calcasieu Parish

Rising river causing headaches for some motorists in Calcasieu Parish
Weather Talk

POSTED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:04pm

With recent heavy rains in southwest Louisiana, some area lakes, rivers, and bayous have reached levels exceeding their maximum capacity.

Those affected by the floodwaters in Calcasieu Parish include residents along Goos Ferry Rd. where the Calcasieu River at Old Town Bay appeared to have crested at 6 ft. early Tuesday morning. That put the river at 2 ft. above flood stage.

Yesterday, water had already covered the roads making driving difficult, if not impassable, for smaller vehicles.

With another 6 inch rise in the river this morning, those that traveled along Goos Ferry Rd. were faced with an even bigger dilemma.

Forecasts are for the river to remain at or near 2 ft. above flood stage for the next several days, so motorists should be aware the water will not be receding anytime soon.

 

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