DOTD cautions Baton Rouge drivers of slick roads overnight
BATON ROUGE - DOTD officials are warning drivers possible icy conditions could leave the roads dangerous for drivers.
Crews are prepared with salt to keep the roads from freezing overnight. There are many staging areas across the state, including by the Mississippi River Bridge.
Workers say they hope to keep the Highway 190 bridge open at all costs. On Friday, the Audobon Bridge was shut down because of unsafe driving conditions.
Even without a freeze, the slick roads are hazardous for drivers. Officials are asking for caution on the roads.
State officials say all they can do is watch the weather, but if temperatures do drop below freezing and the roads stay wet, overnight icy conditions are likely.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
New Roads mayor resigns, pleads no contest to malfeasance charges
Flood victims approaching deadline to move out of FEMA trailers
1 dead, another hurt after attack in Ascension Thursday
'Mass illness' sickens hundreds after jambalaya fundraiser
Mayor announces crime-fighting collaboration with AmeriCorps