LOUISIANA – They say “A picture is worth a thousand words”.
Driving during this winter weather event remains highly discouraged and dangerous. Troopers and other law enforcement officers continue to work crashes and assist disabled motorists all over the state.
North and Central Louisiana Travel Advisory Troopers have seen an increase in calls for service to assist stranded motorists on our highways. Louisiana State Police continues to advise motorists to avoid unnecessary travel. Roadway conditions across Louisiana have not returned to normal, and many remain impassable.
If travel is necessary, motorists should refrain from driving around “road closed” barricades. These barricades are blocking roadways that have not been maintained for safe traveling. When motorists drive around barricades, they place themselves and first-responders in dangerous travel conditions.
For road closure information, motorists can utilize the 511 phone system, 511la.org, or Louisiana 511 smartphone application.
If you experience difficulties or witness hazardous situations while on the highway, you may notify the nearest State Police Troop by dialing *LSP (*577) from your cell phone.
Location: LA Hwy 175 north of Mansfield
SOURCE: Louisiana State Police