The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has closed a major interstate to traffic due to potentially deadly severe weather.
The DOTD announced the closure around 8:30 on Wednesday night ahead of Hurricane Laura, which made landfall early Thursday in Cameron, about 45 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Until further notice, I-10 eastbound is closed at the Texas/Louisiana state line, and I-10 westbound is closed west of the Atchafalaya Basin. There is currently no estimated time for the interstate to reopen.
Moreover, truck stops chains throughout Louisiana and Texas are currently closed or offering limited services due to the hurricane.
See below for a list of current closures from major truck stop chains.
Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores (updated 9 a.m. August 27)
– Love’s 720 in Boyce, Louisiana, is temporarily closed.
– Love’s 240 in Port Allen, Louisiana, is temporarily closed.
– Love’s 696 in Beaumont, Texas, is temporarily closed.
– Love’s 243 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is temporarily closed.
– Love’s 362 in Vinton, Louisiana, is temporarily closed.
– Truck Care at Love’s 523 in Duson, Louisiana, is temporarily closed. The store and restaurant are open.
Pilot Flying J (updated 7:45 a.m. August 27)
The following stores are temporarily CLOSED:
-Store #735 – Orange, Texas
-Store #431 – Orange, Texas
-Store #1051 – Lake Charles, LA
-Store #1105 – Bunkie, LA
TravelCenters of America (updated 10:30 a.m. August 27)
The following sites have been impacted by the storm:
TA Lafayette in Louisiana, at I-10, Exit 101, is closed due to loss of power.
TA Baytown in Texas, at I-10, Exit 789, fuel is currently down and TA Truck Service is offering limited services.
Petro Egan in Louisiana, at I-10, Exit 76, is closed due to a Hurricane Emergency Evacuation Order in the area.
Petro Beaumont in Texas, at I-10, Exit 848 at Walden Road, is closed due to a Hurricane Emergency Evacuation Order in the area.