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Road Conditions following Ida

I-10 in Lafayette Aug 28.PNG
Posted at 8:15 AM, Aug 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-30 16:11:57-04

Tropical systems and Hurricanes can cause major disruption to travel for residents in the path of the storm. KATC has compiled information on what you need to know before and after a storm moves through

Below is information on road conditions, closures and evacuation routes. This information will change as storm approaches.

DOTD

Motorists are encouraged to check the status of road conditions prior to beginning commutes to impacted areas by utilizing the following resources for the latest information regarding road conditions:

  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at http://www.511la.org/ or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).
  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive automatic and up-to-date information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD Here
  • Social media: Additional information can be found at DOTD’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

ROAD CONDITIONS

  • State Police – Report Roadway Emergencies
    • Dial *LSP (*577) on your cell phone or call 800-469-4828
  • 511
    • Dial 511 (or 888-ROAD-511) use the “Louisiana 511” app, or visit 511la.org for continual updates about weather-related road conditions, road closures and other travel information.
  • For information about shelters, call 211.
  • For updates related to Hurricane Ida, citizens can text “Ida” to 67283

Many interstates and evacuation routes are congested with heavy traffic due to HurricaneIda evacuees.

LSP Troopers are patrolling these areas to assist any stranded motorists, clear roadways and bridges of abandoned vehicles and investigate any crashes.

If you are able, please use alternate routes and exercise patience and caution while driving.

ROAD Conditions - Updated August 30 - 3:00 pm

I-10 is open from the Texas State line to Baton Rouge. DOTD urges motorists to make sure you are getting information from official and reliable sources. For closure info: http://511la.org

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