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Sheriff Advises Drivers to Use Caution

Monday, April 8, 2002

4/8/2002 4:12PM

Sheriff Michael W. Neustrom is advising that several areas of Lafayette Parish have received substantial rainfall thereby causing a dangerous situation for driving. Please remember that water depths are deceiving – do not attempt to drive through high water areas – seek alternate routes! The following areas have reported high water and/or flooded roadways:

Mills/Dugas; Gendarme/Wagon Trail; Bonin /E. Milton; 900 block of Pope; Rue Scholastique; Truehill/Crooked Creek St.; Ambassador/Robley; Ambassador/Congress; Ambassador/Eraste Landry; Ambassador/Johnston; 2500 Block of Mills; Ossen Subdivision; 700 Block of Espasie; Coolidge; South College; Guilbeau Extension; 2200-2400 blocks W. Willow; Pecan Grove; 5026 Moss Ext.; 200 Mineral; University/Blaine; Verot/E. Milton;
Hwy182/Dugas past Butcher Switch; Old Spanish Trail; Chemin Agreeable; Guillot; Lebesque/Brothers; Cockpit Rd;

Verot School/92/Ambassador (high water)

La Neuville Rd and Fortune Road – stalled vehicles – not passable!!!!!!!!!

Entire Youngsville area is experiencing problems with high water. The Vermilion River has been closed along with all boat launches.

Donna Delahoussaye
Media Relations/Project Coordinator
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office