DOTD announces most closures due to inclement weather cleared; CCC HOV lanes to reopen
Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:02:15 PM

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that most of the roadway closures due to the icy winter weather conditions have been cleared in the New Orleans area, and service has been restored at Lower Algiers to Chalmette ferry route.


DOTD officials will reopen the Crescent City Connection Bridge/U.S. 90 B HOV lanes today at 1 p.m. – its regular scheduled opening time.


In Orleans Parish, the only roadways that remain closed are Judge Seeber/Claiborne Avenue Bridge at La. 39 and Paris Road /Green Bridge across the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet at La. 47, which was the scene of a multi-vehicle accident Friday night. DOTD is currently assisting local law enforcement to clear vehicles from the area.  


All other roadways, in and around the New Orleans metro area, have been safely reopened.


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