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UPDATE: ROAD CLOSURE – I-49 northbound and southbound in Caddo Parish

by Minden Press-Herald

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-49 between the I-220 interchange in Shreveport and Mira Myrtis Road in Caddo Parish are CLOSED effective immediately due to winter weather conditions.

DOTD will advise when the road has been re-opened.

Alternate Route: US 71

This closure affects both directions of travel. (This is an update to a previously issued notification.)

All southbound traffic will be forced off at the I-49/Mira Myrtis Road interchange, approximately 5.5 miles south of the Arkansas state line. Northbound traffic can access I-49 at both the Mira Myrtis Rd. & LA 168 interchanges.

DOTD’s emergency personnel will continue to monitor upcoming weather situations and will scout the area for safety on the roadways. Crews will be mobilized as needed in the event an area is threatened by severe weather conditions. In addition, DOTD crews will apply salt to any affected bridges and overpasses, remove fallen trees from the roadway and close roads as needed when it’s safe to do so.

DOTD reminds motorists that it is unsafe and unlawful to drive onto a closed road past a “road closed” barricade at any time for any reason.

Safety Reminder:

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through areas that may be affected by accumulations of ice on the roadways, especially on elevated surfaces. Please be on the lookout for crews and their equipment.

Visit www.511la.org or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information. Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MYDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

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