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Roads across Louisiana opening after cold weather

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Cold weather Friday night shut down several roads and highways across the state, but today many are back open.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that Interstate 10, in the eastbound direction, is now open to traffic.

I-10 Bridge in Baton Rouge is open to traffic in both directions. Traffic is moving slowly westbound on both I-10 and I-12 and volume is heavy through Baton Rouge.

I-10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette remains closed at the Atchafalaya Spillway so westbound traffic is being diverted at LA 415 to US 190.

The following are also open:  LA 10, Audubon bridge,  I-49 Opelousas to Lafayette,  I-110 in Baton Rouge,  I-49 in Alexandria, and all of I-12 is open.

All roads are open in Sabine, Vernon, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Rapides and Avoyelles parishes. Also, all roads are open in St. Helena, Livingston, Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Tammany and St. John the Baptist parishes.

Please keep in mind that road closures are subject to change quickly. For the latest updates please visit www.511la.org.  Citizens can get the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions by using the 511 Traveler Information System simply by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

Additionally, motorists can utilize the new "Way to Geaux" application to receive real-time, around the clock travel alerts. The hands-free, eyes-free smartphone application can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device by visiting either the iTunes App Store, or Google Play.

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