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DOTD: I-10 East open from Texas to Mississippi, westbound closed from Grammercy to Prairieville

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Posted at 6:56 AM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 10:42:12-04

On Tuesday, August 31, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that I-10 eastbound is open from the Texas state line to the Mississippi state line.

Motorists were advised to keep the eastbound lanes clear, especially between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, for the response efforts to Hurricane Ida.

The I-10 westbound lanes between Gramercy and Prairieville remain closed as DOTD continues removing debris from the storm.

"DOTD appreciates your patience as crews work swiftly to clear the roadways," they said. "Safety is of the utmost importance, for both our crews and motorists."

Louisiana residents are urged to check with their parish officials before returning to impacted areas.

The Department and many law enforcement agencies have put up barricades to protect motorists from any dangerous situations on the roadway.

Motorists are advised to check or dial 511 to remain up-to-date on the latest closures.

Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

In places most affected by Hurricane Ida, officials are asking those who evacuated to remain evacuated until they announce it is safe to return.

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