PHOTOS: Heavy rains lash metro area

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by Scott Satchfield / Eyewitness News

wwltv.com

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 7:20 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 8:51 AM

NEW ORLEANS  - The remnants of Tropical Depression Five pushed ashore early Thursday morning, flooding some streets in the New Orleans metro area and snarling the commute in sections.

Heavy rains were reported across the area, with 4 inches in Carrollton, nearly 3.5 inches of rain in Metairie and 3.8 inches reported in New Orleans.

(Click image to see photos.)

Standing water at Causeway Boulevard and Jefferson Highway choked traffic down to one lane and slowed the morning commute for residents.  In New Orleans, streets flooded in places that commonly flood during heavy rains: Mid-City at Banks Street and Jefferson Davis, State Street and Claiborne Avenue Uptown.

Earlier, the National Weather Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning until 7:45 a.m. for Orleans Parish, Marrero, Metairie, Kenner and parts of St. Charles Parish.

City pumps tried to keep up with the heavy rains and keep water off of the streets, but according to Mike Stack, Army Corps chief of emergency operations, outfall canals remained open were not closed as the storm came ashore.

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