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Millwright Training Course Being Offered in Jena

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A millwright-training course will be offered next week at the Brady Campus of the VoTech school in Jena.
This is a short-term apprentice-training program to fill some 40 to 50 entry-level positions at Universal Plant Services in Jena.  The classroom will look like the one you see here in Alexandria.

Starting wages range from 13 to 15 [...]

Science Fair Aims to Inspire Careers in 6th Graders

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Some teachers at Prompt Succor School are hoping their science fair won’t just get their 6th graders’ creative sides going, but also start them down the path of a great career.
The exhibits range from botany to zoology, things these students have studied in their science courses.
The exhibits are judged on originality and how well they [...]

State Troopers Warn Parents of “Thrill Hill”

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State Troopers are getting the word out about a dangerous hill in the Tioga community.
This was the scene January 27th when an SUV crashed, killing 2 teens.  Troopers say there were 7 teens in the SUV when the driver went airborne after crossing the hill.  Troopers are concerned because the hill is known among teens [...]

Rapides, Avoyelles School Boards Face Critical Audits

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Two area school boards are facing critical audits due to misappropriation of funds by employees.  The legislative auditor says both the Rapides and Avoyelles school systems have had problems that need to be monitored.
One involved the theft of cafeteria funds in Avoyelles, while auditors say a secretary took funds from Bolton High in Rapides.
You can [...]

DOTD announces I-210 open to traffic

LAKE CHARLES, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that I-210 and the I-210 Bridge, through Lake Charles, is now open to traffic.
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Road Closure Update

Troopers across South Louisiana are continuing to report and monitor icy road conditions requiring the vast majority of overnight closures to remain in effect this morning.  These overpasses, bridges, and roadway surfaces have become too hazardous for travel requiring closures and traffic to be detoured.  The Louisiana State Police continue to utilize extra patrols nearly [...]

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 [...]