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UPDATE: Atchafalaya Basin Bridge now open to traffic

Posted at 2:13 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 16:45:20-05

LAFAYETTE, La.  — UPDATE - 3:28 p.m. : The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced Wednesday that the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in the east and westbound directions of I-10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette is now open to traffic.

The bridge was temporarily closed due to winter weather impacts.

DOTD urges motorists to use extra caution when traveling on roadways during hazardous weather conditions especially while traveling over bridges and elevated roadways and stay off the roads whenever possible.

More details can be found at www.511LS.org.

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ORIGINAL: Officials are working to open Interstate 10 Westbound between Baton Rouge and Lafayette.

We're told the westbound side of the highway should be open soon; if all goes well the eastbound side will be opened as well.

"I-10 and I-12 in Baton Rouge will begin to re-open today in various phases. The current plan is to open I-10 WB at LA 415 followed by I-10 WB at the I-10/I-12 split, then I-10 EB at LA 415, then I-10 EB from Lafayette and from I-12 at Airline Hwy," a tweet from DOTD states.

We'll update this story as we have more information.

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