FULL LIST: Louisiana road closures on Friday

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NEW ORLEANS — 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.

While these and many other routes have not been barricaded and marked as ‘closed’, it is the intent of DOTD to warn motorists that roadway conditions have deteriorated and travel could be hazardous. If travel is absolutely necessary, DOTD urges drivers to adhere to the following safety tips:

  • Drive slowly and carefully.
  • Avoid driving while distracted.
  • Always allow for extra driving time.
  • Avoid using cruise control.
  • Reduce speeds when visibility is low.
  • Make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles.
  • Be on the lookout for DOTD crews and other emergency responders and their equipment.
  • Remember that it’s unlawful and unsafe to drive around a road closed barricade for any reason.

Follow below for up-to-date road closures around the New Orleans/Baton Rouge area.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

81:35 pm – REOPENED IN FRANKLIN PARISH – LA 865 in Franklin Parish is open to all vehicular traffic

10:38 am – LIVINGSTON PARISH ROAD REOPENED – LA 1028 is now open and safe for travel

8:53 am – EAST AND WEST FELICIANA PARISHES – All Routes in East and West Feliciana Parishes have been cleared for travel. There may be some patches of ice on the heavily shaded areas of the roadways North of the LA 10 corridor so continue to use caution when traveling.

8:09 am – REOPENED IN FRANKLIN PARISH – LA 555 in Franklin Parish is open to all vehicular traffic

8:02 am – US 190 AT LA 1 REOPENED – US 190 East at LA 1 in East Baton Rouge Parish has reopened. Please drive with caution.

7:46 am – I-55 REST AREA – The restrooms at the I-55 Rest Area near Kentwood are open. However, the Tourism Building sustained moderate damage and will remain closed for repairs.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

10:03 pm – LA 34 REOPENED IN OUACHITA PARISH – All lanes of LA 34 (Stella Street) approximately 1/4 mile west of the Louisville Bridge in West Monroe near the First West Thrift Store, are now OPEN.

9:45 pm – I-20 REOPENED IN WEBSTER PARISH – I-20 eastbound from Industrial Drive in Bossier City to Goodwill Road in Webster Parish has reopened.

4:55 pm – ROADS REOPENED IN BEAUREGARD PARISH – All state maintained roadways in Beauregard Parish are passable

4:45 pm – ROAD REOPENED IN ALLEN PARISH – LA 26 from Beauregard/Allen Parish line to US 165 in Allen Parish deemed impassable effective immediately due to winter weather. There has been significant accumulation of ice on bridges and roadways resulting in travel conditions that are considered to be inadvisable.

3:00 pm. – I-20 CLOSED IN OUACHITA PARISH – I-20 Westbound at US 165 (mile point 118.7) in Ouachita Parish is CLOSED effective immediately due to winter weather conditions

2:15 p.m. – ROAD CLOSED IN EAST CARROLL PARISH – LA 134 approximately 1/2 mile west of the intersection of US 65 in East Carroll Parish, is CLOSED effective immediately due to a fallen tree.

2:06 p.m. – LA 10 AND BRIDGE REOPENED – Audubon Bridge and LA 10, between US 61 in West Feliciana Parish and LA 10 Business/LA 420 (Ferry Road) in Pointe Coupee Parish has reopened

2:03 pm – REOPENED IN TANGIPAHOA PARISH – I-55 between the Mississippi state line and LA 10 (Arcola) is now open

1:08 am – ROAD REOPENED IN BEAUREGARD PARISH – LA 394 is passable from US 171 to LA 113 in Beauregard Parish

1:13 a.m. – I-110 REOPENED IN EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH – I-110 is now open in all directions

12:20 pm – ROAD CLOSURE IN TANGIPAHOA PARISH – LA 16, just west of the LA 16 Tangipahoa River Bridge, will be closed in both directions from 2pm to 6pm today, February 18, 2021, to allow crane access in repairing a pole and downed power line. Motorists traveling east may take US 51 north to LA 10, then east to LA 1054, then south to re-intersect LA 16. Motorists traveling west may take LA 1054 north to LA 10, then west to US 51, then south to re-intersect LA 16.

10:48 a.m. – ROAD REOPENED IN EVANGELINE PARISH – LA 10 from LA 13 to LA 106 has reopened.

9:24 a.m. – I-110 CLOSED IN EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH – I-110 SB remains closed and I-110 NB remains closed from Scenic Hwy to US 61 due to icy road conditions.

8:00 a.m. – REOPENED IN FRANKLIN PARISH – LA 4 in Franklin Parish is open to all vehicular traffic.

7:02 a.m. – I-20 CLOSED IN WEBSTER PARISH – I-20 eastbound remains CLOSED from Industrial Drive in Bossier City to Goodwill Road in Webster Parish due to roadway conditions.

7:02 a.m. – I-20 CLOSED IN CADDO AND LINCOLN PARISHES –  I-20 is blocked in multiple locations due to accidents, including in Caddo and Lincoln Parishes. These crashes are being worked by law enforcement.

6:50 a.m. – BRIDGE CLOSURE POINTE COUPEE PARISH – Audubon Bridge on LA-10 is closed.

5:15 a.m. – ROAD CLOSURE WEST MONROE – The outside lane of LA 34 (Stella Street) approximately 1/4 mile west of the Louisville Bridge in West Monroe near the First West Thrift Store, is CLOSED effective immediately due to a downed power line.

2:00 a.m. – REOPENED IN EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH – LA 37 Greenwell Springs Road approximately one mile North of Wax Road has reopened.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

4:40 pm – OVERNIGHT CLOSURES IN BOSSIER AND WEBSTER PARISHES – I-20 eastbound from Industrial Drive in Bossier City to Goodwill Road in Webster Parish will remain CLOSED at least overnight. This closure will remain in place due to continuously deteriorating roadway conditions as the result of two winter storms that have significantly impacted the state. DOTD crews will work to get this section of I-20 reopened as quickly as possible when weather conditions allow for effective de-icing and salt operations. The alternate route for this closure continues to be US 80.

3:19 pm – I-110 IN EBR PARISH – I-110 is closed in both directions

3:17 pm – I-12 IN EBR PARISH – I-12 Eastbound and Westbound is open

3:15 pm – I-10 IN EBR PARISH – I-10 Eastbound and Westbound is open

3:12 pm – REOPENED IN ST. MARTIN PARISH – I-10 Eastbound and Westbound from mile marker 118 to 135 (Atchafalaya Basin Bridge), Including Iberville Parish is now open

3:11 pm – BRIDGE CLOSED TO MARINE TRAFFIC – The Seabrook Railroad Bridge remains closed to marine traffic at this time due to control system problems caused by freezing temperatures, including a broken air line, and it is expected to re-open Thursday morning.

3:10 pm – BRIDGES REOPEN FOR MARINE TRAFFIC – The St. Claude Avenue Bridge re-opened to marine traffic at approximately 2 p.m. It is now operating normally and open to all traffic. The Almonaster Avenue Bridge re-opened to marine traffic at approximately 2:35 p.m. It is now operating normally and it is open to marine traffic and rail traffic. The roadway remains closed due to pre-existing conditions.

2:52 pm – LIVINGSTON PARISH ROAD CLOSURE – LA 1028, just north of Latimer Drive, approximately 500 feet north of LA 16 is closed in both directions due to downed power line. LA 1028 Northbound motorists can take LA 16 North to LA 64 West back to LA 1028.

1:05 pm – ROAD CLOSURES ALLEN PARISH – LA 26 from Beauregard/Allen Parish line to US 165 in Allen Parish deemed impassable effective immediately due to winter weather. There has been significant accumulation of ice on bridges and roadways resulting in travel conditions that are considered to be inadvisable.

12:30 pm – ROAD CLOSURES EVANGELINE PARISH – Effective immediately, LA 10 from LA 13 to LA 106 is closed due to the threat of winter weather and/or icy conditions.

12:20 pm – REOPENED IN ST. HELENA PARISH – LA 441 between LA 440 and LA 38 has been reopened.

10:32 am – LA 407 BELLE CHASSE BRIDGE REOPENED – The LA 407 Bridge over the Intracostal Waterway has been reopened.

10:15 am – CRESCENT CITY CONNECTION OPEN – The Crescent City Connection Bridge is OPEN. Please be advised that the bridge has patches of ice along its length. Please drive slowly and carefully when on the bridge.

10:00 am – HUEY P OPEN – The Huey P Long Bridge is OPEN. Please be advised that the bridge has patches of ice along its length. Please drive slowly and carefully when on the bridge.

9:08 am – ICE ON I-10 – Though not closed, ice has been reported on I-10 at the US 90 B Split. Please drive slowly and carefully when on the bridge.

10:26 am – ICE ON I-610 – Though not closed, ice has been reported on I-610 near the Franklin Ave On/Off Ramps. Please drive slowly and carefully when on the bridge.

10:05 am – ST. MARY PARISH ROADS REOPENED – US 90 at LA 83 Overpass (Baldwin), US 90 at LA 3211 Overpass (Franklin), US 90 @ LA 3215 Overpass (Garden City), US 90 at LA 317 Overpass (Centerville)

9:58 am – TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RAPIDES PARISH – There has been an accident on I-49 at the Lena exit-Mile Marker 107. The Northbound lane of I-49 will be impassable until this accident has been cleared.

9:17 am – LA 10 IN ALLEN PARISH –  LA 10 from US 165 to Allen/Evangeline Parish line in Allen Parish deemed impassable effective immediately due to winter weather conditions.

9:08 am – ICE ON I-10 – Though not closed, ice has been reported on I-10 at the US 90 B Split. Please drive slowly and carefully when on the bridge.

9:04 am – CLOSURES IN ST. HELENA PARISH – LA 441 between LA 440 and LA 38 is currently impassable, ice has cleared, but power lines are still over the roadway. 

9:02 am – ICE ON I-610 – Though not closed, ice has been reported on I-610 near the Franklin Ave On/Off Ramps. Please drive slowly and carefully when on the bridge.

8:57 am – LA 407 BELLE CHASSE BRIDGE CLOSED – The LA 407 Bridge over the Intracostal Waterway has been closed due to ice and accidents.

8:52 am – CRESCENT CITY CONNECTION OPEN – The Crescent City Connection Bridge is OPEN. Please be advised that the bridge has patches of ice along its length. Please drive slowly and carefully when on the bridge.

8:46 am – HUEY P REOPENED – The Huey P Long Bridge has reopened. Please be advised that the bridge has patches of ice along its length. Please drive slowly and carefully when on the bridge.

8:30 am – BRIDGE REOPENED IN ST. CHARLES PARISH – The Des Allemands Bridge has reopened.

8:14 am – ROAD CLOSURES IN BEAUREGARD PARISH – All state maintained roadways in Beauregard Parish have been deemed impassable due to winter weather conditions. There has been significant accumulation of ice on bridges, overpasses, and roadways. DOTD is strongly urging motorists to avoid ALL unnecessary travel. While these and many other routes have not been barricaded and marked as ‘closed’, it is the intent of DOTD to warn motorists that roadway conditions have deteriorated and travel could be hazardous. 

8:01 am – ROAD CLOSURE IN BEAUREGARD PARISH – LA 394 from LA 171 W to LA 113 in Beauregard Parish is CLOSED effective immediately due to winter weather conditions.

7:24 am – BRIDGE CLOSURES – Lapalco Bridge is now shut down. Huey P WB to EB is shut down and one lane is closed EB to WB.

7:02 am – ICY ROADS IN NEW ORLEANS – Though not closed, ice has been reported on the following roads: US 90B E/Earhart – (6 vehicle accident ), I-610 E/St Bernard Exit, I-610 E/St Bernard Exit, I-10 E/S Claiborne Ave.Woodland Bridge from Gen DeGaulle to Belle Chasse, S. Claiborne/Superdome Exit

7:02 am – I-10 EAST IN NEW ORLEANS CLOSED – I-10 East is closed to traffic at Poydras Street due to a vehicle fire. Traffic is being diverted to Poydras Street.

7:00 am – ST. MARY PARISH ROAD CLOSURES – US 90 at LA 83 Overpass (Baldwin), US 90 at LA 3211 Overpass (Franklin), US 90 @ LA 3215 Overpass (Garden City), US 90 at LA 317 Overpass (Centerville)

7:01 am – BRIDGE CLOSED IN ST. CHARLES PARISH – The Des Allemands Bridge is CLOSED immediately due to icy conditions. Traffic is being diverted to the Old Des Allemands Bridge.

7:00 am – I-20 CLOSED IN BOSSIER AND WEBSTER PARISHES – I-20 eastbound is CLOSED from the Industrial Drive exit to the Goodwill Road exit in Bossier and Webster Parishes due to winter weather and freezing conditions.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

4:30 pm – REOPENED – Sunshine Bridge Ascension ParishSunshine Bridge in Ascension Parish has reopened.

1:58 pm – REOPENED IN CALCASIEU PARISH – I-10 westbound and eastbound from MP 4 to Texas State line

1:45 pm – REOPENED IN ACADIA PARISH – Estherwood Pontoon Bridge (LA 91)

1:19 pm -REOPENED IN ASCENSION PARISH – I-10 EB between US 61 and LA 641 in St. James and Ascension Parishes

1:07 pm – REOPENED IN IBERIA PARISH – US 90 Overpass over LA 88, US 90 Overpass over LA 675, US 90 Overpass over LA 14, US 90 Overpass over LA 329, US 90 Overpass over Lewis St. ,US 90 Overpass over LA 83, US 90 Overpass over Darnall Road, US 90 Overpass over LA 85, US 90 Overpass over LA 668

12:06 pm – REOPENED IN TERREBONNE PARISH –  U.S. 90 west of the LA 24 interchange has been reopened

12:02 pm –  INTERMITTENT LANE CLOSURES CALCASIEU PARISH – I-10 westbound and eastbound from MP 4 to Texas State line will have intermitted lane closures until further notice. The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to de-ice the bridge decks.

12:00 pm – REOPENED IN ST. MARY PARISH – US 90 at LA 3211 Overpass, US 90 from Morgan City to Amelia, US 90 @ LA 83 Overpass (Baldwin Exit)

9:00 am – EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE IN ASCENSION PARISH – There is an emergency road closure at I-10 EB between US 61 and LA 641 in St. James and Ascension Parishes. This closure is necessary for an emergency guard rail repair. Traffic will be detoured to SB US 61 to LA 641. Estimated closure time will be 6 hours.

8:30 am – CAUSEWAY BRIDGE – Northbound and Southbound lanes of Causeway Bridge are open, right lane only at 45 mph. This will remain in effect until temperatures go above freezing.

8:00 am – BRIDGE REOPENED IN CALCASIEU PARISH – The Black Bayou Bridge on LA 384 over the Intracoastal Waterway is now open to vehicle traffic.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

8:45 pm – CLOSURES IN ST. MARY PARISH – US 90 at LA 3211 Overpass, US 90 from Morgan City to Amelia, US 90 @ LA 83 Overpass (Baldwin Exit)

5:30 pm – REOPENED LA 441 ST. HELENA PARISH – LA 441 between LA 440 and LA 38 has reopened

5:25 pm – REOPENED LA 22 – The LA 22 Bridge in Killian over the Tickfaw River has been reopened

4:35 pm – RAMP REOPENED – I-210 WB flyover ramp for I-10 EB (Exit 1B) – Calcasieu Parish

4:32 pm – RAMP REOPENED – Hwy 90 east bound flyover ramp to I-10 east bound at Exit 26 in Calcasieu Parish

4:20 pm – REOPENED US 90 – US 90 between LA 24 in Gray and LA 20 near Donner has been REOPENED effective immediately

4:02 pm – REOPENED ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND TANGIAPHOA PARISHES – I-55 between I-10 and Ponchatoula

4:01 pm – REOPENED Ascension Parish – LA 928 (Bluff Road) near LA 74 has reopened.

2:47 pm – RAMP CLOSURE Calcasieu Parish Hwy 90 east bound flyover ramp to I-10 east bound at Exit 26 is CLOSED effective immediately due to winter weather conditions.

2:10 pm – REOPENED IN ALLEN PARISH – the Union Pacific Railroad Overpass on US 165 in Kinder, LA in Allen Parish is OPEN.

2:00 pm – I-55 BETWEEN MS STATE LINE AND LA 10 – TANGIPAHOA PARISH – I-55 Northbound and Southbound between the Mississippi State Line and LA 10 (Arcola) has been closed due to ice on the roadway. Motorists may use US 51 as an alternate route.

1:20 pm – HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITION ADVISORY: Routes in East and West Feliciana Parish deemed impassable – All state maintained roadways in East and West Feliciana Parish have been deemed impassable due to winter weather conditions.

1:15 pm – HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITION ADVISORY: Routes in West Baton Rouge & Pointe Coupee Parishes deemed impassable – All state maintained roadways in Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge Parishes, have been deemed impassable due to winter weather conditions, I-10 from the Mississippi River Bridge to LA 415.

11:53 am – Bridge Closure – I-10 Mississippi River Bridge East and West Baton Rouge Parish – I-10 Mississippi River Bridge is CLOSED IMMEDIATELY in both directions due to winter weather and freezing conditions.

11:50 am – Hwy 37 at LA-409 North Bound East Baton Rouge Parish – Hwy 37 @ LA- 409 Northbound is currently closed due to down trees. Motorists can turn on to LA-409.

11:30 am – CAUSEWAY BRIDGE – Northbound and Southbound lanes of Causeway Bridge are open. Please drive in the right lane 45 mph.

11:15 am – BATON ROUGE – All elevated portions of I-110 are closed. On I-10, LA 415 to I-49 (Atchafalaya Bridge) closed. Horace Wilkinson Bridge (I-10 New Bridge-Baton Rouge) closed.

10:52 am – CAUSEWAY CLOSURE – Due to poor visibility, the Causeway Bridge is closed at this time.

10:33 am – CLOSURE – Rest Area – I-55 Rest Area near Kentwood is closed due to power outage.

10:32 am – KENNER (JEFFERSON PARISH) – All lanes in both directions on Power Blvd. at W Esplanade Ave. will be shut down until further notice for Entergy to repair a transformer. All lanes on W. Esplanade remain open.

9:41 am – I-55 between I-10 and Ponchatoula – ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND TANGIPAHOA PARISHES – I-55 between the I-10 interchange (near LaPlace) and the end of the high-rise bridge (near Ponchatoula) has been closed due to icy conditions. DOTD reminds motorists to stay off the roadways during this storm, and travel only in emergencies.

9:39 am – US 90 Road Closure Due to Winter Weather, Terrebonne Parish – All of US 90 west of the LA 24 interchange including the overpass at the interchange is CLOSED due to winter weather and freezing conditions. All east-bound traffic on US 90 is required to exit at the LA 24 interchange onto LA 24.

9:23 am – LA 22 OVER TICKFAW RIVER – LIVINGSTON PARISH – LA 22 Bridge in Killian over the Tickfaw River is closed due to icy conditions. Motorists are encouraged to travel only in emergencies and stay off the roadways during the next day or two. This notice will be updated when the bridge is safe for travel.

9:23 am – I-55 BETWEEN MS STATE LINE AND LA 40 – TANGIPAHOA PARISH – I-55 Northbound and Southbound between the Mississippi State Line and LA 40 (Independence) has been closed due to ice on the roadway. Motorists may use US 51 as an alternate route.

8:57 am – RAMP CLOSURE: I-210 WB flyover ramp for I-10 EB (Exit 1B) – Calcasieu Parish – The I-210 WB flyover ramp for I-10 EB (Exit 1B) is CLOSED effective immediately due to winter weather conditions.

8:19 am – LA 928 (Bluff Road) -Ascension Parish – LA 928 (Bluff Road) near LA 74 CLOSED IMMEDIATELY due to tree down.

8:19 am – I-12 WB @ US 61 (Airline Hwy) – East Baton Rouge Parish – I-12 W/B at US 61, Airline Hwy CLOSED IMMEDIATELY due to winter weather and freezing conditions. All traffic is being diverted to US 61, Airline Hwy.

8:00 am – St. Mary Parish Closures – US 90 at LA 3211 Overpass and US 90 from Morgan City to Amelia

7:58 am – Bridge Closure – Sunshine Bridge Ascension Parish – Sunshine Bridge in Ascension Parish is CLOSED effective immediately due to winter weather conditions.

7:50 am – US 90 W/B Road Closure Due to Winter Weather, Terrebonne Parish – US 90 W/B commencing at Exit 182 at the LA 662 interchange is CLOSED due to winter weather and freezing conditions.

7:45 am – I-10 WB @ I-110 East Baton Rouge Parish – I-10 Westbound at I-110 ARE NOW CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC. Traffic Will be diverted to Government Street.

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