**UPDATE - REOPENED**; LA 471: ¼ mile from Winn Parish line; Grant Parish
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:07:49 AM
10/13/2020 at 9:06 am

**UPDATE - REOPENED**
LA 471: ¼ mile from Winn Parish line
Grant Parish

Control Section No. 123-02

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public effective immediately that LA 471, 1/4 mile from Winn Parish line, in Grant Parish, is OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC.


Travelers can find information regarding road closures by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at www.511la.org or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Shreveport_Traf), (@Alex_Traffic), (@Monroe_Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov.

During unfavorable weather conditions, motorists should adhere to the following safety tips:
• Do not drive unless you must.
• Avoid driving in standing or running water.
• Be alert for wind gusts.
• Never drive through areas with downed power lines, utility poles, or other debris.
• Avoid driving while distracted.
• Avoid using cruise control when visibility is low or road surfaces are wet.
• Always allow for extra driving time.
• Make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles.
• Have your headlights on when using windshield wipers
• Never drive around or remove “road closed” barricades for any reason.

Parish Contacts
Jeff Mercer
Grant, Natchitoches, and Winn Parish Highway Maintenance Specialist
Office: (318) 628-3286
jeffery.mercer@la.gov

Matt Elkins
Grant Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent
Cell: (318) 664-2050
matthew.elkins@la.gov

Media Contact
Ms. Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Phone: (318) 549-8402
erin.buchanan@la.gov