Heavy rains over the past couple of days has high water covering some roads in the area leading to closures.

Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office released this statement to the press urging drivers to avoid those areas:

"Keithville-Kingston Road at the Desoto Parish line has been closed in both directions due to high water. Caddo Parish Sheriff’s officials say the area will be monitored, and motorists are advised to heed the barricades for their own safety, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

The area remains under a flash flood watch. Additional widespread rainfall in amounts of two to four inches is expected through Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Sandbags are available from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Friday at the Parish Commission Fleet Maintenance Office, 1701 Monty Street in Shreveport. Instructions on placing sandbags can be found on the Caddo Sheriff’s Office website at www.caddosheriff.org under Headlines. You may also visit the webpage to sign up for phone, text, or email emergency notifications via the parish’s new alert system, Everbridge.

Citizens can check back on the CPSO Facebook page for additional road closure information as it becomes available."

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