Road Closures And Conditions In Acadiana [Updated]
An area of precipitation falling as snow, sleet and freezing rain is moving across South Louisiana this morning. Temperatures in many locations are at or below the freezing mark. This is making driving in many parts of the area treacherous. While the main road beds appear to be quite passable for motorist the bigger issues will come on the bridges and overpasses.
These potential hazardous driving conditions have prompted road closures in many parts of the area. Here is the information we have from State Police and DOTD as of 2:30 am.
Interstate 10: is closed in both directions between Exit 25: I-210 and Exit 34: I-210 (near Lake Charles). The road is closed to traffic. Look out for ice on the roadway.
Interstate 10: avoid westbound lanes, west of milepost 79 (Crowley exits) due to traffic incident.( 2:21am)
Interstate 10: State Police warn motorist to use extreme caution along I-10 in Acadia and Lafayette Parishes . Overpasses and bridges are icing (2:32am)
Interstate 49: State Police warn motorist to use extreme caution along I-10 in St. Landry and Lafayette Parishes . Overpasses and bridges are icing (2:32am)
Interstate 49: Closed Northbound lanes Between Exit 19: US 190 (near Opelousas) and Exit 40: LA 29; Whiteville Road (5 miles north of the Opelousas area). The road is closed because of ice on the roadway.
Interstate 49: Closed in both directions between Exit 80: US 71 and Exit 94: River Road; Rapides Station Road (near Alexandria).
According to our news partners at KATC TV-3 there are other closures in the area as well.
The following roads have been closed due to impacts from winter weather conditions.
The John N. John overpass (US 90) in Crowley is currently closed.
· The Billeaud Overpass in Broussard is currently closed to traffic.
· U.S. 90 westbound at Ambassador Caffery is currently closed to traffic.
· U.S. 90 overpass over La. 88 near Coteau is closed.
U.S. 90 Overpass at LA 675/Jefferson Island Rd is closed
St. Landry Parish
· I-49 North is closed to traffic, from US 190 north to LA 29 due to icy road conditions and snowfall.
St. Martin Parish
· The 1-10 Atchafalaya Basin Bridge is currently closed to traffic.
Bridge Closures : Louisiana State Police Troop D has closed ALL bridges in Calcasieu, Cameron, Allen, Jefferson Davis, and Beauregard.
Wrecks have been reported throughout Southwest Louisiana.
Interstate 110 in Baton Rouge: Road Closure: Interstate 110 (Baton Rouge) will be closed in both directions from US Hwy 61 to Interstate 10. It is unknown when it’ll reopen.
Watch for updates a new information will be included as it becomes available.