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Traffic crawls on westbound Interstate 10 as severe storms impact the metro area, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La.

Several inches of rain Thursday in Baton Rouge, coupled with threat of more showers and storms Friday, prompted school closures Friday.

East Baton Rouge Parish has canceled classes Friday. The announcement was made 9:40 p.m. Thursday.

“Due to the threat of severe weather during peak transportation times and the current road closures across the city, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System will be closing all schools and offices tomorrow, Friday, May 10, 2019.”

East Baton Rouge Parish school closure announced prompted many private, parochial and charter schools in the parish to follow suit, as well Baker City schools.

Some schools, however, opted to continue as scheduled. Central public schools, and Ascension and Tangipahoa Parish schools all are staying open Friday. Also staying open are Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School, The Church Academy at Addis and The Dunham School.

Heavy rain across the area caused street flooding during rush hour Thursday. Parts of Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge were affected.

A flash flood warning for metro Baton Rouge has been extended until midnight.

Here are schools/school districts closing Friday:

  • Advantage Charter Academy
  • Apex Collegiate Academy
  • Baker City schools
  • BASIS Baton Rouge
  • Baton Rouge Community College (all sites)
  • Baton Rouge College Prep
  • Bethany Christian School
  • Catholic High School
  • Celerity Crestworth
  • Celerity Dalton
  • Celerity Lanier
  • Children's Charter School
  • Christ Covenant Preschool
  • Community School for Apprenticeship Learning
  • Country Day School of BR (all sites)
  • CSAL
  • Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School
  • Democracy Prep Baton Rouge
  • East Baton Rouge Parish public schools
  • East Feliciana Public Schools
  • Episcopal School of Baton Rouge
  • Friendship Capitol High School
  • GEO Prep Academy of Greater Baton Rouge
  • GEO Prep Mid-City of Greater Baton Rouge
  • Hope Academy
  • Hosanna Christian Academy
  • Iberville Charter Academy
  • IDEA Bridge
  • IDEA Innovation
  • Impact Charter School
  • Inspire Charter Academy
  • Jehovah-Jireh Christian Academy
  • K & K Christian Academy
  • Kenilworth Science & Technology Charter School
  • La Printaniere Montessori School
  • Laurel Oaks Charter School
  • Louisiana Key Academy
  • Madison Preparatory Academy
  • Martin Luther King Christian Academy
  • Mentorship Academy
  • Montessori School of Baton Rouge
  • Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
  • Parkview Baptist School
  • Pointe Coupee Parish School District
  • Redemptorist/St. Gerard Catholic School
  • Runnels School (both campuses)
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School
  • Slaughter Community Charter School
  • Southern University Lab School
  • Silliman Institute
  • St. Aloysius Catholic School
  • St. George Catholic School
  • St. James Episcopal Day School
  • St. John Vianney Catholic School
  • St. Joseph's Academy
  • St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School
  • St. Michael The Archangel High School
  • St. Thomas More Catholic School
  • South Baton Rouge Charter Academy
  • The Church Academy at Baton Rouge
  • UP Elementary
  • Zachary Community School System

More details to come.