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Parts of I-49 closed due to winter weather

If you plan on traveling to south Louisiana on Interstate-49 you will need to find an alternate route.
If you plan on traveling to south Louisiana on Interstate-49 you will need to find an alternate route.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation has closed the northbound and southbound lanes of I-49 from Exit 80 to Exit 94 in Rapides Parish in Alexandria.

DOTD officials advise that you stay off the roads while their crews address the icy conditions and if you have to travel use extra caution.

DOTD has some safety tips to follow when driving in winter weather conditions:
·    Drive slowly, carefully, and avoid driving while distracted
·    Allow for extra driving time
·    Reduce speeds when visibility is low
·    Make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles
·    Look out for black ice - a thin, transparent layer of ice accumulation that can be visually hard to detect on bridges, overpasses, off-ramps and in shady spots

Here are a list of roads that have been closed across the state due to impacts from winter weather conditions.

Allen Parish:
         All bridges in Allen Parish
 
Acadia Parish:
         The John N. John overpass (US 90) in Crowley
 
Jefferson Davis Parish:
         All bridges in Jefferson Davis Parish
 
Beauregard Parish:
         All bridges in Beauregard Parish

Calcasieu Parish:
         I-10 East and West between Mile Marker 25 to Mile Marker 34 with intermediate closures.
         All bridges in Calcasieu Parish
         I-210 East and West between Mile Marker 1 to Mile Marker 4 with intermediate closures
         I-10 East and West from the state line to MP 3 with intermediate closures.
         I-10 East at MP 27 overpass being diverted onto I-210
         Traffic passing in one lane on I-10 West at MP 62 overpass.

East Baton Rouge Parish:
         I-110 North and South closed between I-10/I-110 and US 61 (Scenic Hwy.)
         I-10 West at College Dr.
         I-10 East at College
         I-12 West at O'Neal
         I-12 East at Drusilla
         I-10 East at LA 415

Grant Parish:
         Boyce Bridge (LA 8)
 
Iberia Parish:
         US 90 overpass over LA 88 near Coteau

Lafayette Parish:
         The Billeaud Overpass in Broussard
         US 90 Westbound at Ambassador Caffery
 
 Pointe Coupee Parish:
         LA 10 from LA 10  Business in Pointe Coupee Parish to US 61 in West Feliciana Parish.  This closure includes the John James Audubon Bridge.
Rapides Parish:
         I-49 North and South from Exit 80 to Exit 94
         Jackson St. Bridge (US 165B)
         Richard Thompson LA 8 Boyce Bridge

St. Landry Parish:
         I-49 North and South is closed from US 190 (Mile Marker 20) to LA 29 (Mile Marker 40).St. Martin Parish:
         I-10 Atchafalaya Basin Bridge
 
West Baton Rouge Parish:
         LA 1 entrance and exit ramps from I-10 East and West
         US 190 West at LA-415 (Lobdell)

West Feliciana Parish:
         LA 10 from US 61 in West Feliciana Parish to LA 10 Business in Pointe Coupee Parish.  This closure includes the John James Audubon Bridge.
 
You can get the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions by using the 511 Traveler Information System simply by dialing 511 from your phone or by visiting this website www.511la.org.


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