Coastal flooding prompts several road closures in St. John Parish

Coastal flooding prompts several road closures in St. John Parish
St. John is experiencing coastal flooding due to higher than normal levels at Lake Pontchartrain and prolonged east and northeast winds. (Source: St. John the Baptist Parish)

LAPLACE, La. (WVUE) - The I-10 on and off ramps in LaPlace are closed due to coastal flooding. Louisiana State Police and St. John Parish sheriff’s deputies are keeping an eye on the situation as people make their way to work on Wednesday (Sept. 23).

St. John Parish is experiencing coastal flooding due to higher than normal levels at Lake Pontchartrain and prolonged east and northeast winds.

A number of high water signs were placed along the roadways on Tuesday. Vehicles have been able to get through the water.

Drivers can get on the east ramp, but some vehicles are turning around in the water.

The water level should not get much higher and conditions will start to improve by Thursday-Friday.

DOTD has closed the I-55 SB off ramp, the I-10 EB off and on ramp at Exit 209, the I-10 WB on ramp at Exit 209, Peavine Road and the Old 51 Low Road.

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