We had a massive thunderstorm during rush hour yesterday. Either the heavy rain or a lightning strike set off the RR Crossing gates on one of the primary routes. People started running the gates, but it was a slow process since only one car could go through at a time. I was lucky enough to be close enough to the front when the gates went down to see what was happening and knew there was an alternate back route.
It wasn’t a good day for commuting in Baton Rouge!