Heavy rains cause street flooding across metro area

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Posted on March 28, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Updated Saturday, Mar 29 at 5:07 AM

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SLIDELL, La. --Heavy rains and lightning pounded both sides of Lake Pontchartrain, bringing street flooding from Slidell to New Orleans. 

In St. Tammany Parish, drivers crawled along Gause Boulevard due to high water.  In the Forest Glen subdivision some vehicles became stranded due to flooded streets, forcing the drivers to push their stalled vehicles.

Flooded streets were also reported in Lake Village subdivision as well, as parts of St. Tammany were inundated with 2.24 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Part of Lake Village saw 4.5 inches of rain.

See images from viewers of the heavy rain and street flooding

Slidell Police are cautioning drivers to stay off the roads, and drive slowly through neighborhoods with high water.

In Jefferson Parish, drivers dealt with high water on Jefferson Highway near Elmwood.  In Gretna, street flooding was reported on Lapalco Boulevard at Bannerwood Drive Flash Flood Warning is in effect for the entire area until 2 p.m.

In New Orleans, places like the Carrollton Overpass that flood during heavy rain events saw water standing. In Gentilly, St. Roch and Carrollton, 4,000 were without power during the height of the storm.

Unfortunately for those inundated streets and neighborhoods, more rain is expected through the evening.

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