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Louisiana State Police report I-20 westbound closure

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Due to continued icing issues between Monroe and Shreveport, westbound traffic on Interstate 20 has been closed with a detour established for the safety of citizens. Motorists traveling westbound on I-20 entering Monroe will be required to exit onto the detour. Motorists traveling through Louisiana are encouraged to utilize Interstate 10.

From I-20 west, exit at Hwy 165 south. Continue on Hwy 165 south until reaching I-10 in Lake Charles.

Please see attached map for the detour route and follow all detour signs.

Travel on I-20 at this time is highly discouraged. Please avoid the area and use alternative routes.

For road closure information, motorists can utilize the 511 phone system, 511la.org, or Louisiana 511 smartphone application.

If motorists should become stranded, they may utilize the *LSP (*577) system from a cell phone to contact the nearest LSP Troop to request help.

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