DOTD reopens roads in Southeast Louisiana following winter weather
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1:17:35 PM
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has opened all roads in Southeast Louisiana (District 02), which were previously closed due to icy conditions.

Roadways around the state may be closed, however. Please abide by the following safety tips during winter conditions:

• Divert to surface/ground level streets, if possible.
• Motorists should drive slowly, and avoid driving while distracted.
• Always allow for extra driving time, reduce speeds when visibility is low, and ensure there is plenty of room between vehicles.
• Also, look out for black ice---a thin, transparent layer of ice accumulation that can be visually hard to detect on bridges, overpasses, off-ramps and in shady spots.
• As always, DOTD reminds motorists to buckle up and refrain from drinking and driving.

For the most up-to-date road status information, DOTD offers motorists various resources:

511 Traveler Information: Travelers can find information regarding road closures by downloading the Louisiana 511 mobile app or by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at . This website is updated in real time with changing road conditions.

MyDOTD: Motorists can receive up-to-date information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD at

Social Media: Find DOTD on social media for updates and information. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.