**UPDATE: REOPENED - LA 1190 at 1.0 miles from LA 452 intersection; Avoyelles Parish
Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:20:45 PM

**UPDATE**: REOPENED - LA 1190 in Avoyelles Parish

**UPDATE** (10/10/2020 7:20PM): LA 1190 at 1.0 miles from the LA 452 intersection in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish has been REOPENED.
10/10/2020 at 11:58 am

Emergency Road Closure Due to Downed Trees in Power Lines
LA 1190 at 1.0 miles from LA 452 intersection
Marksville, Avoyelles Parish

Control Section No. 805-32

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public effective immediately that LA 1190 at 1.0 miles from LA 452 intersection, in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, is closed due to downed trees in power lines.

Permit/Detour Section
No detours are available at this time.

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
Roger Moore
Highway Maintenance Specialist: Rapides and Avoyelles Parishes
Office: (318) 561-5270

Thad Rabalais
Avoyelles Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent
Office: (318) 253-7072

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