Goldonna School Closed/Hwy Closed

The Natchitoches Parish School Board informed partents that the Goldonna Elementary and Junior High School will be closed today, Thursday, February 20, 2020.

No Electricity
Poor Road Conditions


Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:04 AM

Emergency Road Closure Due to Flooding/ High Water
La 153: from La 9 to La 155**
Natchitoches Parish
Control Section No. 088-01

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public effective immediately La 153, from La 9 to La 155, 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 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 @

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
Ms. Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Office: (318) 549-8402

Parish Contact
Penny Niette
Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent
Office: (318) 357-3161