The Lafayette Police Department has announced the closure of North University Avenue at the Underpass due to severe flooding caused by recent storms. Effective immediately, North University Avenue is closed in both directions at Cameron Street and Walker Road. Road-closed signage and barricades have been placed to alert and guide motorists.


North University Avenue at the underpass has been re-opened to all vehicle traffic.


Drivers are advised to anticipate delays and plan accordingly. For those needing to cross the railroad tracks, Saint Antoine or North Loop Street are recommended as alternate routes.

Authorities will provide updates once the roadway is safe to reopen. In the meantime, please exercise caution and patience while navigating the affected areas.

Stay tuned for further information and drive safely.

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