According to our TV partners at KATC, Interstate 49 will be closed for about a half hour starting at 6:00 PM tonight, Tuesday, October 13th.

KATC says:

  • Northbound traffic will be detoured off I-49 at Exit 7, so that motorists can take La. 182 to the Grand Coteau exit and get back on the Interstate there.
  • Southbound traffic will be detoured off I-49 at Exit 11, so that motorists can take La. 93 to La. 98 or Interstate 10

Louisiana State Police state that the closure is due to some repairs to a line that was downed earlier today. The pole belongs to SLEMCO, and customers in the area are experiencing a power outage because of the line being down. The interstate has to be closed to repair it. More details in the tweet from KATC below.