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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, [...]

DOTD to Shut Down I-49 and Other Elevated Structures

The Department of Transportation and Development District 08 Office in Alexandria advises that due to the forecasted winter weather conditions by the National Weather Service, which could result in snow or ice accumulations, at 8:00p.m. Tonight, Monday, January 27, 2014, the following structures will be closed:
·The urban elevated section of I-49 in Alexandria between northbound [...]

Vitter speaks at VFW Convention Over the Weekend

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A newly announced candidate for governor visits here over the weekend.  US Senator David Vitter, who last week announced he’s a candidate for governor to succeed Bobby Jindal, paid a visit to the VFW mid-winter convention in Alexandria.
Almost 400 members gathered for workshops, awards and speeches.  They heard from the Senator and from a past [...]

Rapides Parish to Participate in ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative

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The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce today announced Rapides Parish is accepted into the ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative.
This is a work force system designed to assist states and regions in developing their work force pipeline to provide skilled workers to employers.
The parish also has been accepted into the ACT Work Ready Communities Academy.  This [...]