Flash Flooding Updates: I-10EB at Siegen down to one lane due to flash flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. — Flash flooding continues to impact highways across Baton Rouge Sunday.

Majority of the Baton Rouge metro is under a flash flood watch through 6 a.m. Monday. The NWS says the main threat is along and north of I-10/I-12.

I-10 eastbound is backed up to Bluebonnet Blvd. after two lanes of the interstate was closed near Siegen Ln. due to high water. The closure started just past Top Golf.

DOTD crews and police are on the scene monitoring the situation.

UWK has also heard of high water and possible flooding in neighborhoods between Siegen Ln. and Highland Rd. Water is close to creeping into some homes in the area.

Mark Leonpacher shared video of very high water off Wards Creek at Morning Glen.

I-110 SB at the Governor’s Mansion was closed Sunday around 2 p.m. because of standing water on the interstate.

Source: LADOTD traffic camera

DOTD says nearby, I-110 NB to Capitol Access Rd. ramp was also closed due to high water.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department has made eight sandbag locations available for residents.

Both directions of Acadian Thruway between Perkins Rd. and I-10 was closed Sunday due to high water. It’s not uncommon for this stretch of Acadian Thruway to see standing water. DOTD was able to reopen the road a few hours later, but had to again close that stretch of road due to more heavy rain.

Source: DOTD traffic camera

Nation Weather Service Update

Intense rainfall could lead to localized flash flooding. Ponding of water on low lying and poor drainage areas is possible, the NWS says.

The National Weather Service says that with heavy rain and flash flooding possible Sunday, other underpasses may become impassible.

Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches will be possible with locally higher amounts. The heaviest rain is expected to end late Sunday.

There is a low threat of severe weather across the Baton Rouge metro, the NWS says.

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