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DOTD reminding drivers it may still be unsafe to travel on Louisiana roadways

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Posted at 6:14 AM, Aug 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-30 10:42:32-04

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is reminding drivers that fallen trees, downed power lines and other debris may have made many roads in south Louisiana impassable.

These roads include portions of I-10 and I-12.

DOTD says that debris will be common on roadways in areas that were in the path of Hurricane Ida.

Once it’s deemed safe to begin clearing the roads, DOTD says their staff and resources will assess damage and begin clearing those areas.

Damage assessment teams will be in the impacted areas as soon as possible to determine the extent of the damage to the roads and bridges. DOTD says these assessments may take some time.

State Police Troopers are assessing damage across South Louisiana on Monday morning. In a post on their Facebook page, Troopers asks that residents continue to shelter in place.
"Travel is not recommended at this time!" they say. They report that trees and power lines are down along interstates and roadways.

"When travel is safe, we will let you know. Please allow First Responders to do their jobs and heed our warnings. Your safety is paramount, please stay where you are!"

To see the latest information on closed or blocked roadways in southeast Louisiana, visit

More drivers are expected to be out on the roadways no that many of the curfews in the Acadiana area have been lifted.

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