DOTD announces immediate closure of I-10 and I-12 in East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 5:59:36 PM

BATON ROUGE– The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the following interstate closures in these areas, due to icy road conditions. Motorists are urged to stay off the roads whenever possible and use extra caution if traveling during hazardous weather conditions.
•       I-10, eastbound and westbound from Lafayette to the I-10/I-12 Split in Slidell is closed
•       I-12 in East Baton Rouge Parish between U.S. 61 and the I-10/12 split is closed
Motorists can use U.S. 61 as an alternate route. The weather is changing rapidly and so are the road conditions, closures and openings.
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.