PRAIRIEVILLE — Ascension Parish officials reopened four roads Wednesday afternoon that had been closed earlier this week due to high water on Bayou Manchac and the Amite River.
Parish officials said in a statement about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday that barricades had been removed at Broussard Road, Kay Drive, Idle Hour Road and Lake Street as waters have receded.
Barricades remain up Wednesday evening at Airport Drive and Summerfield South Road, which are near the Amite River in far northeastern Ascension, officials said.
The roads began being closed early Monday as water moved up after heavy rains over the weekend in the Amite River Basin in Ascension Parish and farther north.
The sixth road, Broussard, which is north of La. 42 in Prairieville near Bayou Manchac, was closed early Wednesday due to high water, parish officials said.
Some parts of northern Ascension Parish accumulated more than an inch of rain over the weekend, the National Weather Service said.
Some gauges on waterways in East Baton Rouge Parish that feed into Bayou Manchac or the Amite River recorded around two inches of rain over the weekend.
Those same gauges in Baton Rouge recorded another 2 inches to 2.49 inches of rain in the 24-hour period that ended 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Prairieville and Alligator Bayou saw about 1.3 inches of rain in that time period, the Weather Service reported.
The Amite River gauge at Port Vincent was nearly 3 feet below flood stage by 3 p.m. Wednesday and project to fall through Monday.