UPDATE - May 9, 2019 - 9:15 a.m. - Water on streets has receded significantly making most roadways passable at this time.
May 9, 2019 5:20 a.m. - Street flooding is occurring in locations across the city this morning. Airline Drive, Traffic Street, Hamilton Road, and other roadways have water over the lanes of travel in several places. Barricades have been put up in some locations until the water drains which is expected to occur once the rain subsides.
The Bossier City Fire Department is out operating their high water vehicles in the Northside Drive and Bardot Lane area where water has reached some homes. Firefighters have safely removed 19 people from residences there and will continue to work through the morning as needed. Bossier City Police are assisting firefighters in those operations. No injuries have been reported.
Motorists should not attempt to cross barricades or drive through high water.