Last stretch of I-49 opens

Shreveport, LA - The Department of Transportation and Development opened the last stretch of Interstate 49 that was closed this afternoon.

It was closed between MLK Blvd. and the Mira exit out in Caddo Parish. DOTD says they had to make sure it was clear of any ice, before making the decision to re-open it.

"We know it's an inconvenience for people but at the end of the day it's about keeping people safe as best we can and so that's and why and you know in the great scheme of things the closures didn't last a long time it wasn't a full week" says Erin Buchannan, DOTD's spokesperson.

There are no current weather related closures in Bossier and Caddo Parishes.

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