Do not drive on I-10 in Orleans Parish

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that I-10, in Orleans Parish is CLOSED effective immediately due to winter weather conditions.

This closure affects all lanes of travel. DOTD will advise when the road has been re-opened.

DOTD's emergency personnel will continue to monitor upcoming weather situations and will scout the area for safety on the roadways. Crews will be mobilized as needed in the event an area is threatened by severe weather conditions.

In addition, DOTD crews will apply salt to any affected bridges and overpasses, remove fallen trees from the roadway and close roads as needed.

DOTD reminds motorists that it is unsafe and unlawful to drive onto a closed road past a "road closed" barricade at any time for any reason.