Interstate pumps operating; flash flooding causing high water
Thursday, June 06, 2019 at 10:25:19 AM
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to remind travelers that because of the recent flash flooding and heavy rain, many roads may have high water. It is important to take precautions when driving in high water and to remember to turn around, don’t drown. Currently, DOTD pump stations along the interstate are in a position to move water off the roadways, but high water in the drainage area is preventing the pumps from draining the roadway as quickly as usual. On I-110 in Baton Rouge, under normal rain conditions, the pumps move water from the roadway to nearby Capitol Lake. However, the lake is currently at capacity, which results in water remaining on the roadway with no place to flow.

DOTD has crews on the ground monitoring conditions and will reopen roadways when they’re safe for travel.

Motorists should check, or download the 511la app to get the most up-to-road conditions for state highways.