TRAFFIC: Avoid driving today due to high water, heavy rains - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

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TRAFFIC: Avoid driving today due to high water, heavy rains

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Source:  Kristen Doxey Source: Kristen Doxey
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Interstate 10 is back open after heavy rains forced at least one portion to be closed Saturday afternoon.

Authorities had previously closed the right lane on Interstate 10 eastbound near the Lakeshore Drive exit due to standing water.

While Interstate 10 is back open, several other roads in Southwest Louisiana are covered with water due to the heavy rains.

Law enforcement agencies in the region are advising people to stay off the roads until the water has subsided.

The weather system responsible for the rainfall was slowly moving to the east, according to KPLC 7Stormteam Meteorologist Zack Fradella.

"The water is going to take some time recede even though the rain is coming to an end," Fradella said.

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