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Lafourche Parish issues road, bridge closures after storms

A flooded intersection at Abby Heights subdivision in Lafourche Parish (Carolyn Scofield) A flooded intersection at Abby Heights subdivision in Lafourche Parish (Carolyn Scofield)

FOX 8 received the following information via news releases from Lafourche Parish Government:

Rainfall related to a strong weather front in Lafourche Parish has forced the closure or barricading of the following roadways due to street flooding:

 

  • Brandywine, Thibodaux
  • Abby Road, Thibodaux
  • Parkside Dr., Thibodaux
  • West Camilla, Thibodaux
  • East Winder, Thibodaux
  • Bell Helene, Thibodaux
  • Plantation Drive, Thibodaux
  • Winder Road, Thibodaux
  • Beau Chene, Thibodaux
  • 12 Cedars, Thibodaux
  • Sugar Ridge, Chackbay
  • Ozia Skyline Drive, Bayou Blue

 

The National Weather Service reports a Flash Flood Watch is in effect and more heavy rainfall is expected in the with the next 12 hours.

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The Lafourche Parish Department of Public Works announced that the Valentine Pontoon Bridge over Bayou Lafourche is closed to vehicular traffic until further notice.

Heavy rainfall and the high level of water in the Bayou forced the closure at 8 p.m. because of safety conditions.

However, Public Works said the bridge closure will not affect marine traffic on Bayou Lafourche.

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