DOTD recommends alternate routes for evacuees trying to leave southwest La. ahead of Hurricane Laura

Poor road conditions and traffic issues in Baton Rouge cost drivers just over $2,000 per year...
Poor road conditions and traffic issues in Baton Rouge cost drivers just over $2,000 per year for vehicle repair costs, lost time, and fuel spent for delays.(WAFB)
Updated: Aug. 26, 2020 at 12:20 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is recommending alternate routes for evacuees trying to leave southwest Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Laura’s landfall.

DOTD is recommending drivers use northbound routes like I-49, US 61, or I-55 to get to I-20 W to avoid severe weather on I-10 in the western part of the state due to Hurricane Laura. Drivers should use 511 to find the best route to take.

DOTD recommends taking the above routes to evacuate from southwest Louisiana ahead of Hurricane...
DOTD recommends taking the above routes to evacuate from southwest Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Laura.(DOTD)

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Drivers can also dial 511 from their phones for the latest on road conditions and incidents. Out-of-state drivers can access the same system by calling 1-888-762-3511.

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