Emergency closure: I-10 westbound closed at Texas line due to flooding

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 8:45:19 AM

Baton Rouge, LA – Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and development announced that I-10 westbound is now closed at the Texas state line due to flooding. The road closure is between Exit 7 (LA 3063, West Street) and Exit 4 (US 90, Toomey Road) west of Vinton.

The recommended alternate route for large commercial vehicles is I-49 north to I-20 west. Smaller vehicles can use other routes north to I-20 west.

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 www.511la.org.

I-10 traffic in Texas traveling east has been diverted to North I-35 and then to I-49 East as needed. Additionally, motorists can find out travel information for Texas via www.drivetexas.org.