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Wednesday Afternoon Headlines

Good Afternoon!

A big water main break is causing big problems on I-210 between Legion and Broad.

And we'll give you highlights on the abortion debate that is going on at the state capitol.

For Patriot of the Week, we remember a local police officer who made a big difference in the Lake Area and Washington D.C.

We saw some showers around during the afternoon hours on Wednesday; but once the sun sets these should come to an end. Tonight we will have lows in the mid 60s under a partly cloudy sky. High pressure will setup over our area for the rest of the week and that will make it very difficult to get any rain plus the sinking air will warm our temperatures.

On 7 News at Six Sports, Joe will have the Sports Person of the Week featuring the Barbe Baseball State Championship Team.

Those stories and more today on 7 News Live at Five and 7 News at Six.

 

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat remains in place as we begin the Fall season Friday

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat remains in place as we begin the Fall season Friday

    Thursday, September 21 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-09-21 22:49:36 GMT
    A few showers possible this afternoonA few showers possible this afternoon

    For the rest of today, we will continue to see a few pop up showers, particularly in the afternoon. Not everyone will see rain today. It will be a hot and humid day with highs reaching the lower 90s and heat indices in the mid to upper 90s. By the late afternoon into the early evening, we will start to cool down and showers will start to weaken and will come to an end. Through tonight, we will keep the rain chances low as all showers come to an end. We will have partly cloudy skies.

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    For the rest of today, we will continue to see a few pop up showers, particularly in the afternoon. Not everyone will see rain today. It will be a hot and humid day with highs reaching the lower 90s and heat indices in the mid to upper 90s. By the late afternoon into the early evening, we will start to cool down and showers will start to weaken and will come to an end. Through tonight, we will keep the rain chances low as all showers come to an end. We will have partly cloudy skies.

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    Right lane of I-10 WB blocked at US 171 due to wreck

    Right lane of I-10 WB blocked at US 171 due to wreck

    Thursday, September 21 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-09-21 22:39:12 GMT
    I-10 WB at U.S. 171 blocked (Source: Google)I-10 WB at U.S. 171 blocked (Source: Google)

    The right lane of I-10 westbound at U.S. 171 is blocked due to an accident, according to DOTD.

    As of 5:30 p.m., the Lake Charles Police Department urges drivers to avoid the area for the next 30 minutes.

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    The right lane of I-10 westbound at U.S. 171 is blocked due to an accident, according to DOTD.

    As of 5:30 p.m., the Lake Charles Police Department urges drivers to avoid the area for the next 30 minutes.

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: All lanes of I-10 WB open near Texas state line; congestion remains

    TRAFFIC ALERT: All lanes of I-10 WB open near Texas state line; congestion remains

    Thursday, September 21 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-09-21 22:27:07 GMT
    I-10 WB lane blockage (Source: Google)I-10 WB lane blockage (Source: Google)

    One lane of I-10 westbound is blocked just past the Louisiana/Texas state line due to a vehicle accident, according to DOTD.

    Traffic congestion along the interstate has reached 3 miles past the accident.

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    One lane of I-10 westbound is blocked just past the Louisiana/Texas state line due to a vehicle accident, according to DOTD.

    Traffic congestion along the interstate has reached 3 miles past the accident.

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