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Road Closure: Esler Field Rd.

The Department of Transportation and Development District 08 Office in Alexandria advises the public that due to the current winter weather conditions, LA 116, Esler Field Road, Rapides Parish, is closed from its intersection with LA 28 E to the Esler Field Airport due to icy road conditions.
Safety Reminder
DOTD urges motorists to use extra caution [...]

Natchitoches Parish Offices To Re-Open On Wed, January 29

Natchitoches Parish President Rick Nowlin has announced that Parish offices will be open for business on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  Even though much of the moisture on Parish roads has been removed by the afternoon sun and wind, citizens are encouraged to exercise caution tomorrow morning when driving.
Parish employees are encouraged to continue to pay [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Road Closure Noon Update

LA 29 at the St. Landry Evangeline Parish line near I-49

As freezing temperatures are expected to remain across several areas of the state for an extended period of time, Troopers continue to monitor interstate systems and area roadways for ice patches and unsafe driving conditions.  Currently, icy conditions have formed on numerous overpasses, bridges, and roadway surfaces requiring closures and traffic to be detoured.  The [...]

Accident on I-49 at Turkey Creek

The Department of Transportation and Development District 08 Office in Alexandria advises that the public that an 18 wheeler has overturned on the ramp of I-49 in Turkey Creek; LA 167; Rapides Parish.
Permit/Detour section
All traffic is being detoured on the LA 167 off ramp.
Safety Reminder
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with [...]

DOTD opens parts of Interstate 49 to traffic

LAFAYETTE, La. –The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the outside southbound lane of Interstate 49 in St. Landry Parish, between La. 29 (Whiteville Road) and La. 106 (St. Landry Highway), is now open to traffic.
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System [...]

Snow Day Pictures, Jan 28, 2014

Many of you submitted photos to us today of your experiences in the snow!  Tune in to ABC 31 News tonight at 6pm and 10pm to find out if your picture made it into the newscast!  Thanks for the input and for watching!
To submit your own photos, upload them to our Facebook page or email [...]

Rapides Regional Medical Center department closings

ALEXANDRIA, La., Jan. 28 – Due to today’s wintry weather, several Rapides Regional Medical Center departments are closed or are closing early today.
Those that are closed:
Rapides Cancer Center
Rapides Wound Healing Center, which is also closed Wednesday
Rapides Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab, which is also closed Wednesday
Rapides Regional Physician Group primary care offices in Pineville and Lecompte
Rapides [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Highway Prioritization Plan

Louisiana State Police is closely monitoring the winter weather that is forecasted for the upcoming days and urge citizens across the state to keep abreast of the latest weather and travel conditions before traveling on roadways and potentially exposing themselves to dangerous conditions.
For real time updates on roadway closures, crash locations, and pertinent safety information, [...]

Rotary Club Meeting Cancelled

The Rotary Club of Alexandria will not meet Tuesday, January 28th due to the weather.

State Offices to Close Tues, Jan. 28 in 44 LA Parishes

BATON ROUGE – Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced today that state government offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 28, in the following parishes across Louisiana where hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages are forecast for the morning due to a mix of rain and sleet, as well as snow and ice accumulation:
Acadia, [...]