A Monday morning commute from Grand Coteau to Lafayette was literally a wash as the normal route into town was, well, anything but normal and closer to surreal.
Between 10-15 inches of rain fell Monday and flood warning continued for portions of Allen, Evangeline, Acadia, S.t Landry, St. Martin and northern Lafayette parishes into the night.
The following photos by Dominick Cross were taken between 9:45 and 10:15 a.m.
Approaching the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive [La. 93] from Church Street in Grand Coteau.
Northbound traffic exits I-49 at the Grand Coteau/Sunset exit in a downpour at La. 167. Southbound
and Northbound on I-49 would close shortly from this exit to I-10.
Motorists push their auto at the Sunset/Grand Coteau Exit after
it became stranded under the La. 182 overpass just south of the exit.
Facing south from the La. 182 overpass at I-49. Note high water at left sweeping across both lanes of the interstate. Southbound traffic is at a standstill.
Northbound traffic on I-49 with a view of the submerged northbound Frontage Road at left.
A van makes it way northbound on the Frontage Road near the Sunset/Grand Coteau Exit. Homes along the road appear to be taking on water as does the white car at upper left.
A man walks back to his stranded vehicle in the northbound lane of I-49 at the La. 182 overpass just south of the Sunset/Grand Coteau Exit. Note traffic upper right hand corner having exited on the southbound Frontage Road at Sunset/Grand Coteau Exit.
High water rushes over La. 182 and into nearby homes near "Deadman's Curve" on the outskirts of Grand Coteau .
Homes are flooded at the Carencro Exit and elsewhere in town when Bayou Carencro flooded.
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