A number of recent travel advisions have prompted drivers to look to travel in areas of higher risk, especially in the south, in order to avoid delays and possible accidents.
As a result, many drivers have turned to social media in order try and track down the latest information before they get stuck in traffic.
As of Tuesday morning, the latest advisories listed in the travel advisory app were:A high risk area in central Louisiana: “Lafayette, Lafourche Parish, Jefferson, New Orleans, St. Charles, St Peters, New Braunfels, Orleans, Lake Charles, Lakeview, Monroe, Lake Parishes, New Orlean, St Bernard, Orleans Shreveport, St Tammany, St Martin, New River, St Helena, St Thomas and St John the Baptist counties in the United States are in a high risk zone.
A travel advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.”
A high-risk area in the northern Marigny region: “Bourbon County, Louisiana, is in a moderate to high risk travel advisory for the following areas: Baton Rouge International Airport, Louisiana International Airport and the U.S. Gulf Coast Highway.
A traffic advisory is issued for the northern portion of the I-10/US Highway 59 from New Orleans to the border of New Orleans Parish.
A vehicle traveling through Bourgogne is in the highest risk zone, as the weather forecast is dry, windy and will make it difficult to maintain traffic flow.
A motorist must exercise extreme caution in the area.
The area is not recommended for travel by truck.”
A low-risk areas in the north: “The following counties in Louisiana are in an area of low risk for the transportation of individuals and small groups of vehicles.
The county is in an active evacuation zone: Monroe, Jefferson and Jefferson Parish; Lake Charles; New Orleans; St. Tammany; St Charles; St Peters; New Braunfenels; St Louis; St James and St Charles parishes; St Bernard and St. James parishes.”
A moderate-risk location in the southern Marignies: “As of 6 a.t., a traffic advisory for areas of the St. Helena-St. John the Bartram metro area is in place for the area between the St Louis-New Orleans border and the border crossing between St Louis and St Louis County.
A weather forecast has decreased visibility to moderate.
A high-speed vehicle may experience severe traffic delays and/or be stuck in a stop sign.”
A small-risk site in the western Marignys: “A high traffic advisory will be issued for all counties and areas south of the border to ensure that all public transportation routes are safe and operate at their normal levels.
A heavy rain event is expected overnight through Friday.
Roads are expected to be closed during the heavy rainfall.
A large area is impacted by the storm and roads may be impassable.”
An active evacuation area is being established for the southern part of the state.
A public warning will be given for the counties in southern Louisiana and for the areas south and east of the Uintah River.
A warning is in full effect from 7 a.u.m., Friday until 4 p,m.
on Saturday and Sunday.
Drivers who want to stay safe will need to monitor the road conditions and make sure they follow the posted speed limits.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation (LDOT) recommends drivers take turns with their vehicle for all travel on the highway, and advises drivers to pay attention to weather conditions and to avoid speeding on roads that have a high traffic volume.
A road is deemed to be a high-priority road if it has a high volume of traffic and/our forecast shows that the forecast will be dry, warm and windy, and there are significant road closures.