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A portion of Highway 822 in Lincoln Parish remains closed this morning due to an ammonia gas leak.

According to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, the leak happened near 2629 Louisiana Highway 822, just east of Highway 33.

Residents within a one-mile radius have been evacuated for safety, but people in three homes on the road were ordered to stay inside their houses to avoid breathing the air.

A hazmat crew is currently investigating to learn what caused the leak.

We’ll update you when the road is back open.

Ouachita Parish deputies arrest a man for driving drunk and crashing in a stolen vehicle.

Deputies responded to a crash on Burg Jones Lane and Ticheli Road around 9 Saturday night.

That’s when they made contact with Courtland Smith.

According to the arrest report Smith admitted to police that he drank a 12 pack before getting behind the wheel.

During the investigation it was reported that Smith had stolen the vehicle he was driving.

After being treated for his injuries, smith was booked at the Ouachita Correctional Center.

His bond is set at $9,000.

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