VIDEO: Drivers navigate I-55 as water rushes across roadway

VIDEO: Drivers navigate I-55 as water rushes across roadway

AMITE, LA (WVUE) - Interstate 55 near Amite has been closed in both directions between LA 10 and LA 1048.

The roadway is covered in high water.

State officials first closed the interstate Friday morning but were able to reopen the northbound side around 9:30 a.m.

However, the road conditions are rapidly changing. Around 2:30 p.m., drivers on both sides of the interstate in areas it is still open were faced with water flowing across the road.

Drivers captured dramatic video of drivers trying to make it to safety.

Motorists that witness hazardous road conditions and/or drivers needing assistance are urged to call *LSP (*577) to reach the nearest Louisiana State Police Troop headquarters.

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