Portion of I-55 closed due to power line
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 4:00:24 PM
Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises that I-55 is currently closed in both directions at mile marker 7 north of LaPlace due to a downed power line. While the roadway is clear of debris, power company crews will have to remove the power line before the roadway can be safely opened.

All other interstates in Louisiana are open, but DOTD urges motorists not to travel unless absolutely necessary so emergency responders can use the interstates. There is heavy congestion on south Louisiana roadways and many areas have only begun assessments and recovery.

Many other state roadways remain impacted by the storm and DOTD crews from around the state are working to clear them. Please check 511la.org before traveling, and check with parish officials before returning to impacted areas.

DOTD appreciates your patience as crews work swiftly to clear the roadways.