NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Heavy rain on Labor Day caused flooding across the New Orleans metro area.

The flooding led to traffic delays, and the Pontchartrain Expressway was closed in both directions at the West End exit.

The heavy rain created high water in several areas, including near the Lakeview area, where a car almost completely disappeared under the water.

Rain came down heavy near the Fairgrounds on Belfort Avenue, where street flooding extended to the edge of residents’ yards.

In the Tremé area, standing water was accompanied by the weighing down of a tree.

The city announced that neutral ground parking will be allowed until 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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