Acadia

Jan 13, 2013 2:56 PM by katc

Acadia Parish Road Closures

Crowley Police Department

Crowley Police Chief KP Gibson is advising that the city is presently experiencing flooding issues on:

Parkerson Avenue from 15th Street to I-10
Stutes Addition is closed due to flooding
Clark Place Subdivision is closed due to flooding
Northern Avenue near Conrad Road and Capitol Avenue.

Crowley Police assisted approximately 20 people who needed to
leave their homes due to flooding.

Estherwood Police Department

Estherwood Police Chief Kevin LeBlanc advises that the Village of Estherwood continues to see flooding. Bayou Plaquemine is overflowing causing water to rise in center of the village. No residential evacuations were required.

Main problems seem to be:

Rising water from Bayou Plaquemine and Mermentau River. He reports that no rescues were necessary but many outer buildings took on water.

Approximately 15 - 20 homes are inches away from water going into residence.

Streets with water area as follows:

North Cemetary
Park Circle
Park Street
N LeBlanc (portion)
LA 91
Hwy 90 at the Estherwood city limits

Lafayette Street - closed
Booker Street - closed
Broussard Road - closed

Rayne Police Department

Chief Carroll Stelly in the City of Rayne says things are quiet now with no water being reported on roads. On Thursday morning the city of Rayne experiences alot of water with many homes taking on water. No residential evacuations were needed.

Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office

According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon the following areas of the parish remain under water with some areas being impassable.

The Bluff which located in Evangeline between Hwy 91 and Hwy 97 having approximately 30 is completely under water.

Mermentau Cove near 4 corner's underwater.

Hwy 92 near Vincent Road water on roadway.

Bayou Plaquemine near Indigo completely under water.
Hwy 1111 and Hwy 1112 completely under water.

Clement Road off Hwy 91 near Pontoon Bridge completely under water.

Hwy 97 at Jenke Bridge closed due to high water.

Buckley Drive in Stewartville near Crowley high water

North Cherokee Road I-10 westbound Exit 80 off ramp completely covered.

North Cherokee Road completely under water.

The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office assisted approximately 75 people with residential evacuations.

Church Point Police Department

Chief Albert Venable advises that all roads are open and clear following the flooding that took place on Thursday. He advises that his office assisted approximately 60 individuals with residential evacuations.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has been in Acadia Parish around the clock assisting all agencies with rescues. As of Sunday afternoon they assisted with the rescue of approximately 96 individuals and 12 animals. They are expected to remain in Acadia Parish should their services be required.

As of this hour the following state highways are closed.

LA 100 near Bluff Loop
LA 1111 North of I-10
LA 91 North of Iota
LA 97 at the Jenke Bridge

According to National Weather Service water in Acadia Parish is expected to bring receding early Tuesday morning.

In the meantime if you are in a flooded area and require residential evacuation contact your local law enforcement agency or dial 911.

We cannot stress enough the importance of staying away from the flooded areas as many residents are trying to keep water from going into their residents. If you are not a resident of these areas stay away.

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