DOTD closes Kentwood Welcome Center due to low water pressure brought on by winter weather conditions
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:39:03 PM

KENTWOOD, LA – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has closed the Kentwood Welcome Center until further notice due to low water pressure brought on by the recent severe winter weather.

Broken water mains and high usage in the area contributed to the issue. DOTD will continue to monitor water pressure and will advise when it is safe to reopen the facility to travelers.

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 on 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

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