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DOTD Deploys Resources for Harvey Victims

Mon September 11, 2017 - Southeast Edition #19
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The Department of Transportation and Development used state resources to mobilize buses to help citizens get to shelters in Louisiana beginning Aug. 30.
The Department of Transportation and Development used state resources to mobilize buses to help citizens get to shelters in Louisiana beginning Aug. 30.

The Department of Transportation and Development used state resources to mobilize buses to help citizens get to shelters in Louisiana beginning Aug. 30. This was done in an effort to assist the state of Texas during their need for additional resources due to the overwhelming devastation brought on by Harvey. These assets will be utilized as long as needed to assist the state's neighbors along the Louisiana/Texas border. DOTD employees are working with state and local partners to assist the citizens taking shelter at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles. Buses also transported citizens to a shelter in Alexandria.

I-10 westbound in Louisiana remains closed at the Texas state line due to flooding in Texas.

Travelers can access travel information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at www.511la.org. Also, motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

Additionally, motorists can find out travel information for Texas via www.drivetexas.org.