A stranded car waits for later removal from the Airline Highway exit lane to southbound Plank Road, as traffic begins to move again, background, on Airline, where traffic had been closed in both directions due to flooding from heavy rains, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.


Despite steady rains Thursday that have closed several roads in north Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish schools are continuing with their normal schedule, including after school activities, said a spokeswoman for the the school system.

But the school system is canceling after-school activities due to weather for its elementary schools, said Adonica Duggan, a spokeswoman for the school system.​

"A few isolated reports of standing water on low campuses but nothing that is causing shifts in afternoon schedules," said spokeswoman Adonica Duggan.

Looking at the same weather, several charter schools have decided to close early for the day.

Duggan said that the school system is monitoring road closures and its effect on buses that take kids home. She also said the Northeast area, home to a middle an elementary and a high school, is also being watched closely, she said.

Individual schools may decide in their own to cancel or cut short after-school activities, Duggan added.

Check back for updates.

From the EBR Mayor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness:

Road closures

  • Airline Highway @ Greenwell Springs Road
  • Carson Road
  • 400 Chippewa
  • 100 Chippewa @ 3rd Street
  • Florida @ Cora
  • 14500 Frenchtown Road
  • Groom Road
  • Hanks @ Airline Highway
  • Hooper @ Foster Road
  • 5510 Lavey Lane
  • 8300 Lemon Road
  • Mickens @ Caprice
  • North Foster @ Charles
  • 1200 S I-110 @ Airline
  • Scenic @ 72nd
  • Thomas @ Scenic
  • 6000 West Perimeter @ Bluegrass

Government closures

  • EBR Juvenile Court
  • Library - Baker Branch

School closures (contact schools for details)

  • Baton Rouge Bridge Academy
  • Baton Rouge College Prep
  • Baton Rouge University Prep Elementary
  • Democracy Prep School
  • Inspire Charter Academy
  • Kenliworth Science and Technology