Louisiana Road Closures Due to Hazardous Winter Weather Conditions

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Hazardous Winter Weather Conditions in Louisiana Causes Accidents, Closures

Published February 14, 2021, 3:30 pm
Updated February 18, 2021, 7:20 pm

A winter weather system moving through the south and the rest of the nation is causing hazardous conditions on Louisiana roadways. Below are some of the road closures throughout the state of Louisiana caused by the winter storm.

Winter Storm Road Closures in Louisiana

Louisiana State Police Statewide Advisory

Friday, February 19, 2021, 5:15 pm

With the rise of temperatures above freezing and the work of LADOTD, travel conditions have improved. However, there is still the potential for black ice again tonight as much of Louisiana will see freezing temperatures later this evening and into tonight.
 

Louisiana DOTD Advisory for  Beauregard Parish

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7:20 pm

UPDATE: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that all state-maintained roadways in Beauregard Parish are now passable.

Follow this link for more information about this advisory.

Louisiana State Police Troop D (Southwest LA) Traffic Advisory

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 12:13 pm

It is still being reported that several roadways in Beauregard Parish and in Allen Parish have been deemed impassable due to the icy road conditions. Travel in Beauregard Parish and in Allen Parish should be avoided until roadway conditions improve.
 
State Police would like to remind motorists to be careful if they choose to drive and please be aware of icy patches that may still be present on the roadway.
 

Louisiana State Police Statewide Advisory

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 4:30 pm

Louisiana State Police have indicated that Interstate 10 throughout the state of Louisiana has been re-opened, but some roadways in the state remain impassable.

Follow this link for more information about the advisory.

Louisiana DOTD Advisory for the Southwest Region

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 2:45 pm

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that LA 26 between the Beauregard/Allen Parish line and US 165 in Allen Parish is deemed impassable effective immediately due to winter weather.

Follow this link for more information about the advisory.

Louisiana State Police Troop I Traffic Advisory

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 9:11 am

The US 90 bridges in the St. Mary area are being closed due to ice forming on overpass. The closure involves LA 83 (Baldwin), LA 3211 (Franklin), LA 3215(Garden City), and LA 317(Centerville). Traffic can exit and re-enter past the overpass.
Call volume due to traffic incidents has increased in the St. Landry, Evangeline, and Acadia Parish areas since 4:30 a.m. today. With current weather conditions beginning to deteriorate due to a wintery mix of rain moving in, all bridges are subject to freezing over. Please drive with extreme caution and avoid travel if you can.

Louisiana DOTD Advisory for  Beauregard Parish

LA 394 between LA 171 W and LA 113 in Beauregard Parish is CLOSED effective immediately due to winter weather conditions.

Follow this link for more information about the closure.

Louisiana DOTD Advisory

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 6:23 pm

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development continues to strongly urge motorists to avoid any unnecessary travel as road conditions remain hazardous across much of the state.

Follow this link for more information about the advisory.

Louisiana DOTD Advisory for the Southwest Region of the state

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 12:10 pm
Updated February 16, 2021, 2:30 pm

UPDATE: As of 2:30 pm, lanes in both directions on I-10 near the Louisiana / Texas state line are now open.
I-10 intermittent lane closures in both directions between milepost 4.0 and the Louisiana / Texas State Line due to ice on the roadway.

Follow this link for more information about the advisory.

Louisiana DOTD Advisory for the Southwest Region of the state

Monday, February 15, 2021, 9:25 am

UPDATE: Previously LADOTD indicated that I-10 was still passable with caution. The advisory has now been updated and ALL roads in the Southwest Region, including I-10, have been deemed impassable. the update comes due to black ice in the Sulphur area.

Follow this link for more information on the advisory.

Louisiana DOTD Advisory for Calcasieu Parish 

RAMP CLOSURE: I-210 WB flyover ramp for I-10 EB (Exit 1B)

Follow this link for more information and a map of the location of this closure.

Louisiana State Police Troop L Road Closure
 
Monday, February 15, 2021, 10:15 am
 
Elevated I-55 – between Ponchatoula and Laplace is being closed due to poor road conditions. North and South Traffic is being diverted to US 51.

Louisiana DOTD Advisory for East Baton Rouge Parish

Monday, February 15, 2021, 10:00 am

DOTD advises motorists that all state-maintained roadways in East Baton Rouge Parish have been deemed unsafe due to the ever-changing winter weather conditions. Motorists traveling on I-10 WB are being diverted onto I-12 EB at the I-10/ I-12 split to U.S. 61 south. Crews are working diligently to salt and keep open the U.S. 190 Bridge (Huey P. Long), which is a priority route. Due to dangerous conditions, DOTD advises that only emergency vehicles and personnel utilize these bridges.

Louisiana State Police Troop A Road Closures
 
Monday, February 15, 2021, 8:36 am
 
• I-110 – All elevated portions
• I-10 – LA 415 to I-49 (Atchafalaya Bridge)
• Horace Wilkinson Bridge (I-10 New Bridge-Baton Rouge)
 
Louisiana State Police Troop C Traffic Advisory
 
Monday, February 15, 2021, 7:38 am
 
Road Closures:
 
  • The US 90 Amelia Bridge and all of US 90 through Gibson is now closed due to icy conditions.
  • LA 182 Amelia Bridge.
  • The LA 70 Sunshine Bridge.
  • LA 20 bridge at the Lafourche and St. James Parish line.
  • LA 3127 Veterans Memorial Bridge in Gramercy
 
Louisiana State Police Troop F Road Closures
 
Monday, February 15, 2021, 5:54 am
 
• I-20 EB exit ramp @ Garrett (Pecanland Mall Ramp) (Ouachita Parish)
• I-20 WB entrance ramp @ Calypso St (Ouachita Parish)
• I-20 WB entrance ramp @ St. John St (Ouachita Parish)
• I-20 EB entrance ramp @ Layton St (Ouachita Parish)
• US 165 Business / Lea Joyner Expressway (Ouachita Parish)
• LA 3280 (Endom Bridge) (Ouachita Parish)
• I-20 EB on ramp (LA 34/Stella Mill) (Ouachita Parish)
• LA 546 Overpass @ I-20 (Ouachita Parish)
• Purdy Rd Overpass @ I-20 (Ouachita Parish)
• Downing Pines Rd Overpass @ 1-20 (Ouachita Parish)
• Nutland Rd Overpass @ I-20 (Ouachita Parish)
• East Bound Exit Ramp 116A (Ouachita Parish)
• East Bound Exit Ramp 116B (Ouachita Parish)
• East Bound Exit 5th Street (Ouachita Parish)
• East Bound Exit Ramp 117A (Ouachita Parish)
• West Bound Exit Ramp 5th Street (Ouachita Parish)
• West Bound Entrance Ramp 5th Street (Ouachita Parish)
• West Bound Exit Ramp 117D Layton Street (Ouachita Parish)
• LA 546 @ KCS Railroad (Ouachita Parish)
• Venable Rd Overpass @ I-20 (Richland Parish)
• Mengle Rd Overpass @ I-20 (Richland Parish)
• Section Rd Overpass @ I-20 (Richland Parish)
• Cow Bayou Rd Overpass @ 1-20 (Madison Parish)
• Tendal Overpass @ I-20 (Madison Parish)
• Quebec Rd Overpass @ I-20 (Madison Parish)
• Barnes Crossing Rd Overpass @ I-20 (Madison Parish)
• Harris Rd Overpass @ I-20 (Lincoln Parish)
• Chandler Rd Overpass @ I-20 (Lincoln Parish)
• Walnut Creek Rd East @ I-20 (Lincoln Parish)
• Walnut Creek Rd West @ I-20 (Lincoln Parish)
 

Louisiana State Police Troop D (Southwest LA) Traffic Advisory

Monday, February 15, 2021, 3:30 am

Allen Parish / Kinder – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises motorists that the Union Pacific Railroad Overpass on US Hwy 165 in Kinder is closed effective immediately to inclement weather conditions.

Louisiana DOTD Issues Advisory, Roads in Northwest Region Deemed Impassable Due to Winter Weather

Monday, February 15, 2021, 1:00 am

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that all state-maintained roadways with the exception of I-20 and I-49 (sections that remain open) in the 7-parish Northwest region have been deemed impassable due to winter weather conditions. There has been significant accumulation of snow and ice on bridges, overpasses, and roadways resulting in travel conditions that are considered to be inadvisable. With additional winter precipitation expected to impact the region over the next few days, DOTD is strongly urging motorists to avoid ALL unnecessary travel, including on interstates that remain open.

Follow this link for more information and a list of roadways included in this advisory.

Louisiana State Police Interstate 10 Traffic Advisory (Southeast LA)

Monday, February 15, 2021, 12:55 am

I-10 westbound at LA Hwy 415 and I-10 eastbound at I-49 is currently closed due to deteriorating roadway conditions and multiple vehicle crashes. Westbound traffic is being diverted to LA Hwy 415 northbound to US Hwy 190 westbound. Eastbound traffic is being diverted to I-49 northbound to US Hwy 190 eastbound.

Louisiana State Police Troop E Traffic Advisory

Monday, February 15, 2021, 12:03 am

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that the Jackson Street Bridge over the Red River is closed effective immediately to inclement weather conditions.

Louisiana State Police Troop E Traffic Advisory

Sunday, February 14, 2021, 9:13 pm

The Department of Transportation and Development advises the public that the Richard Thompson/LA 8 Bridge over the Red River [Boyce Bridge], is closed effective immediately due to weather conditions.

Louisiana State Police Troop E Traffic Advisory

Sunday, February 14, 2021, 11:11 am

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that all entry and exit ramps onto I-49 between Exit 80 and Exit 94 are closed. In addition, the urban elevated sections of I-49 in Alexandria, from Exit 80-MacArthur Drive (Jct. US 71/167) to Exit 94-Rapides Station ARE NOW CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC.

Louisiana State Police Troop F Traffic Advisory

Sunday, February 14, 2021, 9:48 am

Interstate 20 from Millhaven (milepost 124) to Rayville (milepost 138) both east and westbound have significant ice accumulation over the roadway, causing several crashes. A State Police unit was sideswiped this morning by a vehicle that slid off the roadway. Please slow down and be aware of hazardous road conditions. Interstate 20 is still open at this time, use extreme caution if you must travel.

Louisiana State Police Statewide Advisory

Louisiana State Police urges all motorists to obey all roadway signs. It is illegal and potentially dangerous to drive around “road closed” barricades at any time for any reason. These closures are executed to prevent crashes and to prevent motorists from becoming stranded.
For road closure information, motorists can utilize the 511 phone system, 511la.org, or the Louisiana 511 smartphone application.
If you experience difficulties or witness hazardous situations while on the highway, you may notify the nearest State Police Troop by dialing *LSP (*577) from your cell phone.
 

 

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