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Interstate 10 in southwest Louisiana is now closed to traffic



Photo courtesy of DOTD

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced Wednesday that a portion of  Interstate 10 is closed due to the imminent arrival of Hurricane Laura. I-10 eastbound is closed at the Texas/Louisiana state line, and I-10 westbound is closed west of the Atchafalaya Basin.

To detour the closure and avoid undrivable conditions, motorists should use U.S. Highway 61, Interstate 55, and Interstate 59 and travel north to connect with Interstate 20.

DOTD reminds drivers to use extreme caution when traveling through hazardous weather. Never attempt to drive through high water; turn around and choose another route.

Before traveling, motorists are encouraged to check or dial 511 from their mobile phone for the latest on roadway conditions and incidents. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

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