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Road Closure: Interstate 49 through Alexandria

The Department of Transportation and Development District 08 Office in Alexandria advises the public that due to the forecasted winter weather conditions by the National Weather Service, which could result in ice accumulations, EFFECTIVE AT 6:00P.M., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014, THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURES WILL BE CLOSED:
· THE URBAN ELEVATED SECTION OF I-49 IN ALEXANDRIA between [...]

Road Closure: Interstate 220 in Bossier/Caddo

Both Eastbound and Westbound lanes of I-220 in Bossier/Caddo Parishes are closed.
For the latest roadway closures visit www.511LA.org.

Qualifying This Week for Spring Elections

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Qualifying for spring elections takes place tomorrow in 9 Louisiana parishes.  The qualifying period lasts through Friday afternoon.  The elections are Saturday, April 5th, and Saturday, May 3rd.
Elections are scheduled in Rapides, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Saint Landry, Vernon and Winn parishes.  Rapides elections will be held in the City of Pineville.
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Winter Weather Closes Schools, Roads

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Central Louisiana is dealing with its 4th winter weather advisory in just a couple weeks.  Freezing temperatures and periods of freezing rain closed down schools today.
The state transportation department also shut down the elevated portion of Interstate 49 early this morning, but it is now reopened.  Drivers are still advised to be careful tonight and [...]

Fort Polk announces delayed report time Feb. 12

FORT POLK, La. — A delayed report time of 9 a.m. for military and DA civilians not considered key and essential is in effect on Fort Polk Wednesday, Feb. 12. Those considered key and essential will report for duty at their next scheduled report time for Feb. 12. Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital opens at 9 [...]

Natchitoches Parish Offices To Have Delayed Opening Wednesday, February 11

Natchitoches Parish President Rick Nowlin has announced that Parish Government offices will delay opening until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, due to the inclement weather conditions forecast for the area over the next 24 hours.  The Natchitoches Parish Courthouse will be open at 8:00 a.m. as regularly scheduled.
Parish employees are encouraged to pay [...]

I-49 North-Road CLOSURE IN PROCESS

As the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development begins pretreatment procedures to maintain priority routes in anticipation of winter weather, DOTD has CLOSED the northbound and southbound lanes of I-49 North from La. 1 to U.S. 71, in Caddo Parish. This will allow the department to use manpower and resources on priority routes with higher traffic [...]

School Closures Feb. 12th

Schools that are closed Wednesday, February 12th are:
Rapides Parish
Grant Parish
LaSalle Parish
LSUA will open late at 10am.

State Offices to Close Today, February 11 in 22 Louisiana Parishes

BATON ROUGE – Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced that state government offices will be closed Today, February 11, 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:
Avoyelles, Bienville, Caddo, [...]

Rapides Parish Library Closure Feb. 11

Alexandria, Louisiana—All branches of the Rapides Parish Library will be closed Tuesday, February 11, 2014, due to the hazardous weather forecasted for Rapides Parish.  All branches will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, February 12th.
For information about the Rapides Parish Library, visit www.rpl.org or call 445-2411.
The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving [...]