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Calcasieu, Lake Charles officials advise residents to stay off road

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Officials with the city of Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish are advising residents to stay off the roadways until the recent flooding subsides.

John Cardone with the city of Lake Charles said there is major flooding throughout the city and in outlying areas in the parish. Extreme caution should be taken if you have to get on the roadways.

Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso contacted KPLC to say the same thing.

"If you're scheduled to be someplace or go to work, you are encouraged to call first and explain your situation," Cardone said. "If you are already out, please be safe and courteous. If you are away from home, you may consider waiting until the water subsides before heading home."

A flash flood warning expires at 10:45 p.m. but many roads could remain under water for hours after that.

Drivers should avoid flooded roadways as much as possible. Even though your vehicle may be able to safely navigate the area, driving through it may push water into homes.

KPLC has received numerous calls from frustrated homeowners who are trying to keep the water out of their homes. They are also reporting that motorists have been driving through their yards in an effort to get around town.

Stay tuned to KPLC for updates. Watch us live at http://bit.ly/1lCk0p5 or download our news and weather Apps by going to http://bit.ly/1jskHft.

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