HIGH WATER: I-20 eastbound shoulder at Exit 5 near Greenwood, Caddo Parish
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:26:25 AM

HIGH WATER: I-20 eastbound shoulder at Exit 5 near Greenwood, Caddo Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that there is currently high water on the shoulder of I-20 eastbound at Exit 5 near Greenwood in Caddo Parish.

DOTD is closely monitoring the situation, and motorists are encouraged to use caution if traveling through this corridor.

Alternate route if necessary: US 80

DOTD urges motorists to keep the following safety tips in mind during severe weather:
  • Never drive through standing or running water over a roadway
  • Watch for downed trees/utility lines/storm debris
  • Slow down, be attentive, and avoid driving distracted at all times
  • Allow for extra driving time & additional room between vehicles
  • Reduce speeds when visibility is low or road surfaces are wet
  • Be alert for DOTD and other responders’ equipment on the roadways
  • Wear your seatbelt and never drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Avoid using cruise control during severe weather conditions
Additional information:

Call 511 or visit www.511la.org for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call I-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

Contact Information:

Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
Shreveport-Bossier District
(318) 549-8402