DOTD announces closure of I-12 from St. Tammany to East Baton Rouge, U.S. 190 alternate route
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 9:56:59 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the closure of I-12 from St. Tammany to East Baton Rouge Parish due to icy conditions. The closure is located between La. 1077 in St. Tammany Parish to U.S. 61/Airline Highway in East Baton Rouge Parish.

As weather continues to deteriorate, motorists are urged to stay off the roads whenever possible and use extra caution if traveling during hazardous weather conditions.

The detour route will be U.S. 190.

Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at
Additionally, motorists can utilize the new "Way to Geaux" application to receive real-time, around the clock travel alerts. The hands-free, eyes-free smartphone application can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device by visiting either the iTunes App Store, or Google Play.