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District 02 Road Status

For Release On:

June 21, 2017

NEW ORLEANS: Effective immediately, the following road closures and high water notifications are in place due to heavy rains. The roads will be reopened as soon as conditions improve.

Orleans Parish
Closure/High Water: As of 1:00 a.m., June 21, 2017, U.S. 90 is closed in both directions from the junction of Hwy 11 to Venetian Isles due to significant tidal water on the roadway. The roadway is impassable.

Closure/High Water/Debris: As of 1:00 a.m., June 21, 2017, Hwy 11 was closed from the junction of U.S. 90 to the junction of Interstate 10, in both directions, due to water and fallen trees on the roadway. The roadway is impassable.

Lafourche Parish
Closure/High Water: La. 1 below Port Fourchon is now open all the way to Grand Isle. Motorists should drive with caution in the event of debris on the roadway.

St. Bernard Parish
Closure/High Water: La. 46 east of Reggio at the junction of La. 300 was closed due to significant water on the roadway beginning at 8:00 p.m., June 20, 2017, and until further notice. The roadway is impassable. Local traffic began evacuating from the low lying areas.

St. Bernard Parish
Closure/High Water: La. 300 south of Reggio at the junction of La. 46 was closed due to water on the roadway beginning at 8:00 a.m., June 21, 2017, and until further notice. The roadway is passable for local traffic only, but motorists should proceed with caution inundated areas.

St. Charles Parish
Closure/Utilities: La. 631 (Old Spanish Trail) from La. 306 (Bayou Gauche) to La. 635 (Sims Road) closed due to downed pole and power lines on La. 631 at La. 306. The roadway is impassable. Entergy has been notified and will address.

No other routes are affected at this time. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes and avoid the closed areas.

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 on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at www.511la.org. Additionally, real-time around-the-clock New Orleans traffic updates can be accessed via Twitter @NOLA_Traffic.


 
Original Press Release http://wwwapps.dotd.la.go v/administration/announcements /announcement.aspx?key=14 216

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