Emergency Road Closure Due to Flooding/ High Water – LA 120; west of the I-49 intersection

roadclosurenpj

Natchitoches Parish
Control Section No. 042-07

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public effective immediately La 120, 0.2 miles west of the I-49 intersection for 1.2 miles, in Natchitoches Parish, is closed due to flooding/ high water.

Permit/Detour Section
No detours are available at this time.

Travelers can find information regarding road closures by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at http://www.511la.org or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Shreveport_Traf), (@Alex_Traffic), (@Monroe_Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ http://www.dotd.la.gov.

During unfavorable weather conditions, motorists should drive using the following safety tips:
• Drive slowly and carefully.
• Avoid driving into standing or running water.
• Avoid driving while distracted.
• Avoid using cruise control when visibility is low or road surfaces are wet.
• Always allow for extra driving time.
• Reduce speeds when visibility is low.
• Make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles.
• Avoid using highway overpasses as tornado shelters.

Media Contact
Erin Buchanan, Public Information Officer
Grant, Natchitoches, Sabine, and Winn Parishes
Phone # 318-549-8402
erin.buchanan@la.gov