Due to Hazardous Weather, DOTD Closes More Bossier Roads
In a statement from the National Weather Service in Shreveport Sunday afternoon, the accumulation of a "wintry mix" was the focal point of the conversation.
With the possibility of one to two inches of accumulation of snow and sleet, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has elected to immediately close the Benton Road (LA 3) overpass over the KCS railroad tracks in Bossier City.
The probability of this snow/sleet accumulation has also prompted the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to close the LA 154 Lake Bistineau Bridge in Bossier/Bienville Parish immediately
The DOTD will advise when these roadways are safe for travel and will be reopened.
DOTD’s emergency personnel will continue to monitor upcoming weather situations and will scout the area for safety on the roadways. Crews will be mobilized as needed in the event an area is threatened by severe weather conditions.
In addition, DOTD crews will apply salt to any affected bridges and overpasses, remove fallen trees from the roadway and close roads as needed.
DOTD reminds motorists that it is unsafe and unlawful to drive onto a closed road past a “road closed” barricade at any time for any reason.