DOTD prepared for possible wintry weather
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:24:06 PM

DOTD prepared for possible wintry weather

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that personnel are prepared for the possibility of wintry precipitation moving into the north and central regions overnight on Monday, January 28, 2019.

The Shreveport, Monroe, Chase, and Alexandria Districts will dispatch scouts along certain routes as needed across each region to assess road conditions as temperatures drop to freezing and below.

DOTD encourages motorists to use extra caution while driving during hazardous weather conditions, especially on bridges and overpasses, and to avoid driving if possible during a winter weather event.

District personnel will continue to monitor the forecast and make appropriate decisions to ensure the safety of the traveling public.

During winter weather conditions, motorists should adhere to the following driving safety tips:

• Drive slowly and carefully.
• Avoid driving while distracted.
• Always allow for extra driving time.
• Reduce speeds when visibility is low.
• Make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles.
• Be on the lookout for DOTD crews and their equipment.
• Remember that it’s unlawful and unsafe to drive around a road closed barricade for any reason.

Contact information:

Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
Districts 04, 05, 08, 58
(318) 549-8402