I-55 reopened; road closures, curfews in place due to winter weather

4 p.m. update in Tangipahoa Parish

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The winter weather conditions impacting the area are causing several road closures.

  • All lanes in both directions on Power Blvd. at W. Esplanade Ave. will be shut down until further notice for Entergy to repair a transformer. All lanes on W. Esplanade remain open.
  • Elevated Interstate 55 was reopened around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Officials say there could be subsequent closures Monday night into Tuesday morning.
  • One lane in both directions on the Causeway Bridge remains closed.
  • All of US 90 west of the LA 24 interchange including the overpass at the interchange is CLOSED due to winter weather and freezing conditions. DOTD will advise when the road has been re-opened. All east-bound traffic on US 90 is required to exit at the LA 24 interchange onto LA 24.

Check 511la.org for updates on road closures.

  • The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is suspending ferry service along the Algiers Point-Canal Street and Lower Algiers-Chalmette ferry routes due to ice on the landing barges. Ferry service will suspend at 6:00 pm tonight until conditions improve to safely resume service.

For the latest service information, visit RTA’s website at www.RTAforward.org

A mandatory curfew is in place for Lafource Parish from 8 p.m. Monday until 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Temporary “No Parking” areas in place in the French Quarter for Mardi Gras will be canceled so that residents can park in front of their homes.

NOHSEP is asking everyone to stay put after 3 p.m. this afternoon until about mid-day Tuesday. And if people must drive tonight or tomorrow morning, be extremely cautious, especially on elevated roadways and bridges.

A Hard Freeze Warning and a Wind Chill Advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. this evening until 12 p.m. Tuesday.

Due to winter weather conditions and road closures, Waste Management is suspending all garbage and trash collection services for the New Orleans metro area and St. Tammany Parish on February 16. Waste Management will resume collection services when road conditions are deemed safe to travel.

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