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DOTD offers online updates to state road debris removal

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A screen grab of DOTD's debris removal site A screen grab of DOTD's debris removal site

FOX 8 News received this press release from the Department of Transportation and Development Monday afternoon:

BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that it has added a link to the DOTD website for parish officials and residents to view the status of state roads debris removal, following disaster incidents.

Visitors can access the map by going to the DOTD website (www.dotd.la.gov), then clicking on the "Operations" tab, and then "Emergency Operations."

"As we continue our response to Hurricane Isaac, we want to offer citizens affected by the storm as much real time information as we can," said DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas.

To date, DOTD has removed nearly 390,000 cubic yards of debris from areas affected by Hurricane Isaac.

DOTD is responsible for picking up storm-related debris on all routes in the state system, including all state, interstate and U.S. routes. City or parish roads would fall under local municipalities.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state's aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email dotdcs@la.gov, or call DOTD's Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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