The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that US 79 just east of LA 159 in Webster Parish is CLOSED in both directions due to downed trees and power lines as a result of overnight severe weather.
DOTD will issue a notification when the roadway has been cleared and reopened.
DOTD reminds motorists to NEVER drive around ‘Road Closed’ barricades at any time for any reason. This behavior is extremely unsafe and illegal.
Alternate route: N/A
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.
Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.
Call 511, visit www.511la.org, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call I-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at wwwsp.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.