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DOTD: Portion of I-10 now closed due to threat of Laura

DOTD announces bridge demolition in Lafayette Parish
Posted at 8:46 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 01:56:54-04

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has announced that a portion of I-10 is now closed due to the imminent arrival of Hurricane Laura.

I-10 eastbound is closed at the Texas/Louisiana state line, and I-10 westbound is closed west of the Atchafalaya Basin.

To detour the closure and avoid undrivable conditions, motorists should use U.S 61, I-55, and I-59 and travel north to connect with I-20.

DOTD tells us that due to expected high winds, crews will not place barricades to block the interstate. Once it is safe enough to do so, crews will reassess the situation.

DOTD says that drivers to use extreme caution when traveling through hazardous weather. Never attempt to drive through high water; turn around and choose another route.

Anyone seeking to evacuate should seek an alternate route, like I49. Those who do leave should drive carefully, under the speed limit, and get off the road completely when conditions deteriorate.

Before traveling, motorists are encouraged to check www.511la.org or dial 511 from their mobile phone for the latest on roadway conditions and incidents. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

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