Skip to comments.Isaac's Flooding Forces Closure of I-55 in Both Directions at Ponchatoula
Posted on 08/30/2012 8:13:38 AM PDT by fella
Isaac's flooding forces closure of I-55 in both directions at Ponchatoula
Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 8:30 AM Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 8:45 AM
By Times-Picayune Staff
State Police report they have close Interstate 55 in both directions at Ponchatoula exit #23 due to flooding caused by Tropical Storm Isaac. Waters continue rising in southern Tangipahoa Parish.
Interstate 55 is now closed in both directions from Interstate 10 in LaPlace to U.S. Hwy. 51 in Ponchatoula.
Interstate 10 is closed in several spots, including in both directions in the LaPlace area.
WWL-TV reports that Middendorf's Seafood Restaurant in Manchac is under 5 feet of water.
State police urge motorists to check road closures by calling 800-469-4828 or checking www.511LA.org.
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With the major roads shut down help will be hard to get there.
Where is President Canute?
Hope they can come back.
Tangipahoa River Dam is about to fail - just gave the word that folks have 90 minutes to clear the valley.
My friend texted me about an hour and a half ago from New Orleans that it was still raining. No electricity.
I used to live right near there, ate there all the time.
I am actually a little tired of all of the hurricane coverage each time the wind blows in off the atlantic. Hurricanes have been occurring since before man took his first step. They happen, they will continue to happen. This was barely more than a strong tropical storm and the rain, wind, and damage are not much different from the extensive flooding, strong storms, and very bad weather that naturally occurs and has devastated many areas of the U.S. over the last few years. Power out for weeks? What about the recent outages along the east coast? Flooding? The Missouri and Mississippi rivers as well as other major waterways have extensively flooded over the last few years and there is little of the breathless reporting about those disasters. The people of the coast live in hurricane alley and on a flood plain. Like everyone else, prepare, work to clean up and move on. That’s what everyone else does except for the exception: the chocolate city of NO. These conditions are not new or unusual. Enough of this; it is time to focus on removing the National Socialist Democrat Party from American life.
Wow! Both directions?!? You’d have thought Isaac would have been considerate to do Red Sea parting and left one lane open.
One of my very favorite restaurants! :^(
I guess the MSM did the math and came to the conclusion that the "second Katrina" meme could only hurt Obama and the their sacred cow welfare state. They shut up about it awfully quickly, just when Isaac started to do actual damage.
Not sure how far away it is from that 26 mile bridge.