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Atchafalaya Basin Bridge closed, additional major closures expected

7 months 2 days 20 hours ago Monday, February 15 2021 Feb 15, 2021 February 15, 2021 6:19 AM February 15, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ
An image revealing the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge iced over following an overnight freeze on Monday (Feb. 15, 2021) morning.

Freezing conditions have resulted in the closure of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge on I-10 Eastbound and Westbound from mile marker 118 to 135, and this includes Iberville Parish, according to officials with The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).

DOTD is reminding drivers that it is unsafe and against the law to drive onto a closed road past a “road closed” barricade at any time for any reason.

The Department is also urging motorists to avoid getting behind the wheel at all during hazardous driving conditions.

DOTD will do everything it can to keep Louisiana’s highways and interstate system open in the event of freezing rain, sleet or snow and will prioritize the maintenance and opening of routes based on traffic volumes.

For continual traffic advisories, watch Ashley Fruge's reports on 2une In on WBRZ Plus from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m. and follow her on Twitter at @AshleyWBRZ.

During the remainder of the day, traffic advisories are tweeted via @WBRZTraffic

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