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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
Due to wet road conditions and the likelihood of freezing temperatures overnight, closures along I-49, I-220, Benton Road Overpass and the Lake Bistineau Bridge in Bienville Parish will remain in effect overnight as the DOTD says the accumulation of ice on the bridges remains a significant safety hazard to motorists.
That means I-49 from Bert Kouns Industrial Loop to Downtown Murphy Street remains closed in both directions along with I-220 in both Caddo and Bossier Parishes.
LA 154 at Lake Bistineau Bridge in Bienville Parish also remains shut down
The Highway 2 bridge eastbound into Webster Parish and Highway 157 north into Webster Parish (heading into Springhill) have been reopened.
The DOTD reminds the public that these are total road closures and it is unsafe and unlawful to drive onto a closed road past a "road closed" barricade at any time for any reason.
District personnel will continue to work 24 hours a day to monitor road and weather-related conditions to determine any additional closures and when roadways will be reopened.
Click here for a link to the DOTD road closure/condition web page.
Motorists can also obtain information regarding road closures by contacting DOTD's Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683). The center is open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The City of Bossier City has no roads or bridges closed at this time.
In Shreveport and Caddo Parish, police and deputies worked two dozen separate accidents Tuesday morning, several of them considered major. Several of those accidents in Shreveport were along LA 3132/Terry Bradshaw Passway.
Police in Texarkana, Texas responded to a number of accidents along I-30 and the Jarvis Expressway.
According to the Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to numerous accidents along I-49 near the Frierson Rd. exit. Several cars reportedly went off the road into ditches along the interstate. Deputies tell us the overpasses iced over, but as of now, I-49 remains open in Desoto Parish.
DOTD urges motorists to use extra caution when traveling on roadways during hazardous weather and stay off the roads whenever possible.
Motorists should drive slowly and carefully, and avoid driving while distracted. Always allow for extra driving time, reduce speeds when visibility is low, and make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles. Also, look out for black ice, which can form on bridges, overpasses, off-ramps and in shady spots.
We'll have more updates online and on air on KSLA News 12.