News Alert: DOTD announces closure of I-10 at Sabine River, near Texas State Line
Posted: 3/15/2016 8:34:15 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Contact: Deidra Druilhet 

LAKE CHARLES, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces Interstate 10 at the Sabine River, near the Texas State Line, will close to traffic at 9 a.m. due to flooding. 

DOTD will continue to monitor weather conditions and will advise of any changes.

Travelers going through Louisiana should stay on I-20.

Although it is not advisable to travel during inclement weather, the suggested detour routes ( for I-10 traffic are as follows:

I-10 Westbound

• I-10 to I-49 to I-20 (into Texas) to I-10

I-10 Eastbound

• I-20 (into Louisiana) to I-49 to I-10

Motorists should follow these safety tips when driving in inclement weather:

• Obey barricades and high-water signs.

• Avoid using cruise control when visibility is low or road surfaces are wet.

• Allow for extra driving time.

• Reduce speeds when visibility is low.

• Make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles.

• Avoid driving into standing or running water.

Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at


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