From the Sheriff’s Department…UPDATE: Thursday afternoon
Highway 480 is now open. It had been closed by the State transportation department due to water flowing over the road at Lock and Dam #4.
Highways 783 & 788 are open again.
Hwy 787 (road washed out)
Brushy Creek Road, Mt. Olive Road, and Bessie Crow Road all had water damage.
Doc Martin Road (culvert/road washed away) Check out the photos with this story.
Numerous other roads throughout the parish have high water levels. Please be careful when traveling the roadways and stay off the roads if possible.
Here is the Thursday afternoon update from DOTD:
Red River Parish
**NOW OPEN** LA 783, 5.2 miles north of US 71 at Bayou Chicot Bridge
Road closed LA 787 near junction of LA 155
**NOW OPEN** LA 480 at Lock & Dam #4
Road closed: LA 177 at Chemard Lake Bridge, 2 miles south of I-49
Road closed: Park Road Bridge, service road at LA 175 & 1-49
The Journal noticed many of the usual high water areas in Coushatta such as Front Street and East Carroll Street have drained. Ditches that were full Wednesday night are draining quickly Thursday morning. What is left of Tropical Storm Harvey has exited Louisiana to the northeast.
And by 5:00 pm Thursday the sun was shining and the Love Bugs had come back out!