UPDATE: I-49 reopens
LAFAYETTE – Interstate 49 northbound and southbound lanes have been reopened according to Louisiana State Police Troop I.
However, only local residents will be allowed to use the I-49 exit into Carencro.
CHURCH POINT - According to an Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office Nixle alert, public and private schools in Church Point as well as Richard, Branch and Mire are closing due to high water.
It is reported that Main Street in Church Point is under water and water is entering into businesses along the street.
Other roads in Church Point under water include Gayle Drive and Michelle Street.
Mire and other Church Point surrounding areas are fighting off high waters as well.
CHURCH POINT - Reports of high waters in Church Point continue.
The waters are reportedly high enough to have trapped one person in the area.
Acadia Parish remains under a flash flood warning until 5:30 p.m. and a flood warning until Wednesday.
LAFAYETTE – Interstate 49 between Lafayette and Opelousas has been closed due to flooding.
Traffic is being rerouted to United States Highway 190, Louisiana Highway 13 and Interstate 10.
The rains in Acadia Parish may have subsided for now, but the damage has already been done as many roads across Acadiana are being forced to close due to high water.
Interstate 49 has closed near Sunset and in the St. Landry Parish area, Savoy Road, I-49 and LA 182 have closed
Drivers are reminded to use extreme caution as road will continue to suffer the effects of the heavy rains throughout the day.
ACADIANA – Heavy rains have caused motorists in Acadiana a lot of trouble this morning with multiple accidents along Interstate 10 and submerged vehicles along Interstate 49.
Motorists along these routes and on all roads today are reminded to use extreme caution and not to drive through deep water.
Specifically along I-49, milepost 8-9, both northbound and southbound lanes have water. Delays should be expected and Louisiana State Police Troop I say that detours like LA 93 can be used for southbound traffic and LA 182 for northbound traffic.
Alternative routes are available.
Part of Acadia Parish is under a flood watch until noon. The areas of Branch, Church Point and Mire have been highlighted in this weather alert.
There are also reports of water as high as three feet in the Church Point and St. Landry Parish.