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DOTD begins de-icing operations on I-10 in Baton Rouge

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Posted at 8:16 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 09:16:06-05

DOTD crews have been working throughout the night in preparation for opening I-10 in Baton Rouge.

Overnight on Tuesday, crews began loading salt into trucks to be used Wednesday morning.

De-icing work began on the on and off ramps on I-10 in Baton Rouge and on I-110.

Crews began first by scraping the roadway of ice and then spraying a brine solution overtop to prevent refreezing.

For a list of updated road closures and detours from DOTD, visit

Many state roadways remained closed Wednesday due to icy conditions

State Police asking drivers to avoid unnecessary travel in North and Central Louisiana

DOTD shared photos of the work on their Facebook page:

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