Nearly 36 hours of continuous rain has wreaked havoc all over Vernon and Beauregard Parishes resulting in several closed roads due to flooding and pools of high water across the roadway on Thursday.
A report from Public Works of the Vernon Parish Police Jury and the City of Leesville shows that as of 5 p.m. on Thursday the following roads are closed due to flooding:1st Street in Leesville
Cooper Church – D1, D3
Boone – D3
Jim Cryer – D3
Marlow – D5
Section Line – D8
As of this writing, the following roads are covered in high water.
Cold Springs – D6
Churchman – D7
T. Wisby – D6
Drivers are encouraged to use caution to not drive through any water that is actively flowing across the road.
Vernon Parish Police Jury and the City of Leesville have sandbags available for residents if you need them.
If you live in the parish you can pick up 25 sandbags at 602 Alexandria Highway, Leesville. If you live within the Leesville City limits you can pick up 10 sandbags at 201 Redtown Road, Leesville.
A state of emergency was declared in Texas along the Sabine River and flooding along the river on the Louisiana side is expected. River levels will remain high and flooding at some sites may continue for a month after most sites crest over the next week. Temperatures will be near normal to slightly above normal for the week.