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Police respond to vehicle in coulee; no injuries reported

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Posted at 4:58 PM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 18:38:41-04

DUSON, La. - Deputies responded Wednesday morning to a call of a vehicle submerged in a coulee.

The incident happened in the 100 block of Hunters Hill in Duson at 6:00 a.m. on May 12, 2021.

Upon arrival, a woman indicated she drove into high water and her vehicle was swept into the coulee, according to a spokesperson for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office. The driver was the only occupant and was able to escape before the vehicle became submerged.

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The driver did not require any medical attention.

Responding deputies closed the roadway to allow the water to subside, the spokesperson stated.

According to viewers who live in the area, during big rain events, the coulee fills up and rushes over the street. No water found its way into homes, neighbors say. During these flooding events, they are concerned about being able to leave the neighborhood if they are driving cars.

"The water is too high and will flood people out if they attempt," one resident told KATC.

Video shared with KATC from this morning showed the Coulee overflowing into the surrounding subdivision.

Video taken following the incident shows the brake lights of the vehicle under the surface of the water. Many living in the area have reached out to council members for help in the matter.

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Summerview Subdivision in Lafayette Parish

A number of roads were closed in Lafayette Parish this morning due to flooding rains that passed through overnight and into the early morning.

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