Category Archives: Cancelled/postponed

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 [...]

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 [...]

Business/City Service Closures

Alexandria is not under any curfew due to the weather conditions. The Alexandria Police Department does urge those who can to stay off the roads until conditions improve.
Fort Polk employees are to report to work Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. Other announcements: Wheelock Gym opens at 6 a.m.; No organized PT on the roads [...]

RPSB Special Meeting Postponed

Please be advised that the Special Board Meeting for January 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. has been postponed and will not meet at this time. The meeting has been rescheduled for February 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.