BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
UPDATE - APRIL 17: This drill has been postponed until further notice due to anticipated severe weather Thursday.
Anyone planning on driving around LSU’s campus Thursday, April 18 should take note of the following traffic notices.
On Thursday, LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) is helping with a large-scale training drill involving multiple other agencies. The drill will be mostly on Fieldhouse Drive and North Stadium Drive. Affected streets and parking lots will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles from about 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Click here to see a campus map of the affected roads.
The school says any vehicles parked in the affected areas will need to be moved before 6 a.m. Thursday or they will be towed and impounded at the owner’s expense.
Employees who typically park in these lots will need to find alternate parking in the West Stadium Lot, South Stadium Lot, or other areas around campus. Anyone with reserved parking in these areas will need to contact the parking office at 225-578-5002 to make accommodations.
LSU would also like to warn people that there will be an increased presence of law enforcement and other first responders as part of this drill. They will also be on campus Wednesday, April 17. There may be loud noises associated with the drill. The school says there is no cause for alarm.
Volunteer role players are still needed for the drill from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Most role players will be asked to pretend they are tailgating on LSU’s campus. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers. To sign up to be a volunteer, click here.
Volunteers should arrive at the West Stadium Lot by 7 a.m. Thursday and should wear clothing they’re okay with getting dirty. Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old. For questions, contact Carissa Meister by email here.