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DOTD encourages travelers to use caution on roadways after Hurricane Delta

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Courtesy of LaDOTD

BATON ROUGE, La. – As the state begins recovery efforts from the aftermath of Hurricane Delta, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development encourages motorists to use caution when traveling on roadways.

With power outages across the state, motorists are reminded to treat traffic signals with no power as 4-way (all-way) stops.

Additionally, crews are working throughout the state to clear debris from roadways. Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution, be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment, and refrain from driving around “road closed” barricades.

Motorists are also encouraged to check the status of road conditions prior to traveling by using the following resources for the latest information regarding road conditions:

  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at 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).
  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive automatic and up-to-date information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD on the DOTD website.
  • Social media: Additional information can be found at DOTD’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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