Louisiana State Police releases road closure update for I-55

Published 11:00 am Monday, October 23, 2023

RUDDOCK – Louisiana State Police troopers are currently responding to multiple crashes on Interstate 55 (in both directions) between Ruddock and Manchac.
According to a post made on the Louisiana State Police Facebook page, there is heavy fog in the area, and “drivers should avoid the area if possible and use alternate routes.”
LSP urges drivers to exercise caution under heavy fog conditions by driving with low-beam headlights on, reducing speed while driving and increasing following distance from other cars.
“Speed limits are for ideal conditions,” said the post. “You can be ticketed for driving too fast in heavy fog.”
In an update, LSP posted the current road closures in the area.
Interstate 55 southbound is now closed starting at milepost 22. Traffic is being diverted to U.S. Hwy 51.
Interstate 55 northbound is now closed at milepost 1. Traffic is being diverted to Interstate 10 westbound.
Interstate 10 westbound is now closed at Interstate 310. Traffic is being diverted to Interstate 310 southbound.
Interstate 310 northbound is now closed at Interstate 10 westbound. Traffic is being diverted to Interstate 10 eastbound.
Interstate 10 eastbound is now closed at U.S. Hwy 51. Traffic is being diverted onto U.S. Hwy 51.
Use the 511 app or visit LA511.org for additional roadway conditions.