Greenwell Springs Road collapses related to high water

La. officials say Greenwell Springs Road remain closed for several days after collapsing

CENTRAL, LA (WAFB) - Emergency officials expect Greenwell Springs Road will remain closed north of Hooper Road for several days after collapsing due to high water Saturday, May 11.

Mayor David Barrow says a drainage pipe began sinking days ago and finally gave way Saturday after extensive flooding. Repairs cannot be made until next week at the earliest, but that depends on if the water drains from the area.

The Department of Transportation and Development urges drivers to avoid the area.

DETOUR: Northbound traffic should detour via LA 408 west to LA 410 north to LA 64 east to LA 409 south to LA 37. Southbound traffic should detour via LA 409 north to LA 64 west to LA 410 south to LA 408 east to LA 37.

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