I-10 East now open, DOTD asks that motorists keep lanes clear for emergency responders between BR and New Orleans

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) –

UPDATE:

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that I-10 eastbound is open from the Texas state line to the Mississippi state line. Please keep the eastbound lanes clear, especially between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, for the response efforts to Hurricane Ida.

ORIGINAL:

If you don’t need to use I-10 on Tuesday, please try to use an alternative route.

According to Louisiana DOTD you will not be able to use I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Only emergency responders are allowed to use this section of I-10 because of debris on the roadway.

Louisiana DOTD provided details below:

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that I-10 is open between Baton Rouge and New Orleans for emergency responders only. There is debris in the roadway, making this portion of the interstate unsafe for the traveling public.

DOTD appreciates your patience as crews work swiftly to clear the roadways. Safety is of the utmost importance, for both our crews and motorists. We would like to remind motorists that it is unlawful to drive around a road-closed barricade for any reason. These barricades are put in place to protect motorists form dangerous situation on the roadway.

Motorists can check www.511la.org or dial 511 to remain up-to-date on the latest closures. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

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