Louisiana Travel Advisory: Icy Conditions Shut Down I-10 Over Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

By Calcasieu Staff
Published January 15, 2024

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana – The closure of Interstate 10 between St. Martin Parish and Baton Rouge, including the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, has been announced by DOTD.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has announced the closure of Interstate 10 in both the east and westbound directions from LA 415 (Lobdell) to the base of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in St. Martin Parish. This closure is a result of the severe winter weather conditions that have made the roadways unsafe for travel.

Motorists are strongly advised to refrain from using the roadways in Louisiana as many of them have become impassable due to the hazardous weather conditions. The DOTD urges people to stay off the roads whenever possible, especially if travel is not essential.

For those who do need to travel, the DOTD emphasizes the importance of exercising extreme caution. Hazardous weather conditions, such as ice and snow, can make roads slippery and dangerous. It is particularly crucial to be cautious when traveling over bridges and elevated roadways, as these areas are more prone to freezing temperatures and ice accumulation.

The DOTD will have crews continuously monitoring the state’s bridges and roadways to ensure their safety. They will be working diligently to address any issues that arise and to clear the roadways as quickly as possible.

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