BOSSIER CITY, LA - Street flooding is occurring in locations across Bossier City Thursday morning causing water rescues and evacuations.
Airline Drive, Traffic Street, Hamilton Road, and other roadways have water over the lanes of travel in several places. Barricades have been put up in some locations until the water drains which is expected to occur once the rain subsides.
The Bossier City Fire Department is out operating their high water vehicles in the Northside Drive and Bardot Lane area where water has reached some homes.
Firefighters have safely removed 19 people from residences there and will continue to work through the morning as needed.
Bossier City Police are assisting firefighters in those operations. No injuries have been reported.
High Water/Flooding Issues in Bossier Parish
Bossier Sheriff's Office is reporting some roadways in Bossier Parish seeing high water or flooding this morning.
Winfield Road is temporarily closed. Parts of Bellevue Road have high water, as well as Water Rd. and parts of Highway 157 in South Bossier.
Fox Chase Subdivision in Haughton also has flooding issues.
A portion of Princeton Rd. near Princeton Elementary, is washed out on the road shoulder.
A portion of Litton Rd. is washed out under one lane.
Other roads may have high water issues, and deputies are monitoring and will assess and know more as day breaks.
Motorists should not attempt to cross barricades or drive through high water.
Cypress Lake and Black Bayou closed to boat traffic. Also, the road leading into Cypress Black Bayou Recreation Area is closed. To access the park, please use Downs Dr.
We'll keep you updated on any closures on air and on social media.